Venesection (phlebotomy)

Taking blood – called venesection or phlebotomy in medical language – reduces red blood cell counts in people.

Phlebotomy (or venesection) is a standard treatment for polycythaemia vera and helps bring your red cell count closer to normal. Your haematologist will ask you to come to hospital to have some blood removed.

You may need regular venesections every few weeks or months until you reach an acceptable blood thickness level. Your target blood thickness (haematocrit) depends on your risk factors, how well you tolerate the procedure and whether you’ve had any previous complications such as a clot.


  • Fasd e waredi.
  • Fasd e shiryani.

Famous vain for  venesection in hand

  • baselic vein.
  • cephalic vein-qefaal
  • Median vein.-Akhal
  • Brachil vein.-habl ul zarare
  • Axillary vein-Abtaa
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  • Sciatic- Arq unni sa
  • Cephanus-Safinn


FASD [venesection]a very effective art of treatment done commonly by unani physician.

Phlebotomy has some real advantages for people with polycythaemia vera:

Why try this treatment

It works quickly
It doesn’t require any medications
It has minimal side effects
It is effective at reducing red cell counts (and thus risks)
With regular venesections, your haematocrit (or packed cell volume) can reach a normal level, allowing your heart to pump blood more efficiently.