SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ESSENTIAL THROMBOCYTHEMIA
Many people with essential thrombocythemia (ET) have no symptoms. They may not know they have the condition until it is diagnosed after a routine lab exam, or they develop a blood clot.
Clots caused by ET most often happen in the brain, hands, and feet.
Symptoms of ET depend on where the clot forms. They include
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Chest pain
- Vision changes that eventually go away
- Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
- Redness, throbbing, and burning pain in the hands and feet
- Mildly enlarged spleen