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About one-third of people with myelofibrosis (MF) have no symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Patients often learn they have MF after a routine physical exam and blood test.

When MF signs and symptoms do appear, they can include:

  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath
  • weight loss
  • excessive night sweats
  • unexplained bruising
  • an enlarged liver
  • an enlarged spleen, which may cause discomfort, a feeling of fullness or a "dragging" feeling on the upper left side of your stomach
  • bone or joint pain

See your doctor if you're troubled by any of the above signs or symptoms.

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last updated on Friday, April 27, 2012
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