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B12 deficiency symptoms hair loss

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ledinh
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
In short - YES: Hair loss / thinning due to vitamin B12 deficiency can sometimes be treated by taking oral b-complex vitamins. However, there are instances where you ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Ling
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hairloss: Since the growth of hair requires several things including nutrition, vitamins and hormones, having tropical sprue would definitely cause your body to... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Masks anemia only: High folate (folic acid) can mask megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency but does not affect B12 levels. The high B12 levels you have are proof... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Immunologist , endo: You appear to have multiple issues which involve the endocrine as well as immune systems. You need to consult an immunologist at an university cente... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
Can you clarify?: B12 deficiency can cause all sorts of neurological symptoms including problems with memory and focus; and so can a head injury. But severe B12 defici... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May be: Is your hair loss due to malabsorption or due to hereditary reasons? If it is due to nutritional deficiencies, there may be some reversal on correctin... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Vitamin: colitis can cause degrees of malabsorption if that's the case you can be vitamin deficient this could cause B12 Folic Acid and other vitamin deficienc... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Not directly: This level of prolactin is most often associated with a prolactin producing pituitary tumor. I hope you are seeing an endocrinologist for evaluation a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
You may: You B12 is borderline low and you may take oral B12 or injections. However, it is not likely to resolve your symptoms. It is not feasible to provide a... Read More

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