I was recently diagnosed with JAK2 + Polycythemia.
I have had weekly venesections for the past 4 week aimed at reducing my haematacrit level from 50% to 44%
Last Wednesday my haematacrit had come down to 40% and I was over the moon as was the medical team . My haematologist said no need for further venesections and to see her again in early February and if my haematacrit had crept up again she would arrange further venesections . I had to go in for INR test today and they checked my blood levels again . Turns out my haematacrit has gone back up to 44% in the space of 5 days .
My question is
Is this normal? I thought it would take at least weeks for the haematocrit to increase by this amount?
I am new to all this so not sure how this all works ?
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