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can you get vitamin b12 anemia if you had your gallbladder removed

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Who diagnosed you? Unless you have mal-absorption or pernicious anemia, oral B12 will work just as well as injection. If you have malabsorption, you m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
B12 def: Are you vegetarian or vegan, they have B12 issues at times because B12 sources are animal. May also be ileitis or intestinal issues where B12 is abso ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Vitamin B12 def: actually it's the other way around, Vit b12 def causes the anemia. B12 def occurs in people who are vegetarian and don't take vitamin supplement, also ... Read More
Dr. Connie Anderson
27 years experience Family Medicine
B12 anemia: Usually it is due to decreased absorption by the stomach due to multiple reasons. Decreased acid in the stomach perhaps due to acid suppressing drugs ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Low B12: Values of less than 200 pg/ml are a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency. People with this deficiency are likely to have or develop symptoms. Older adults ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haresh Jhangiani
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sunlingual: oral B12 is not absorbed in PA need to take it sublingually or via injection
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No guessing: I cannot imagine any physician measuring a vitamin level without including the more important blood cell count test. One does not just guess anemia.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Good question: It depends more on how long it is low. The longer the B12 level is low is more important then the level. Hope this helps.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
B12: Generally less than 200 pg/ml.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia : There are several types of anemia. The most common type is iron deficiency. If it is iron decency anemia then Ferrimed would help. It is rare to have ... Read More
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