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Signs and Symptoms

MF usually develops slowly. MF often does not cause early symptoms and may be found during a routine blood test. As disruption of normal blood cell production increases, however, people may experience the following signs and symptoms: 

  • Fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, or pale skin (usually due to a low red blood cell count causing anemia) 
  • Fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, or pale skin (usually due to a low red blood cell count causing anemia) 
  • Enlarged liver (hepatomegaly)
  • Easy bleeding or bruising, as a result of a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • Night sweats
  • Itching skin
  • Fever
  • Frequent infections, due to a low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Weight loss

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

 

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