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is diarrhea, less often a symptom of pernicious anemia

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See GI, specialist: Celiac disease is among other things on the differential diagnosis that has to be ruled out. Other things like crohns disease, colononization of bact ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Jaundice is often associated with hemolytic anemia such as in sickle cell disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Jaundice is not: jaundice is not a sign of pernicious anemia. fatigue, tiredness, memory problem, forgetful- could be found with pernicious anemia. if you also have ja ... Read More
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Dr. William Hocking
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Jaundice not usual: Jaundice is not usually a sign of PA. PA causes a severe anemia with large red blood cells and may be associated with neurologic symptoms and stomach ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Fatigue: In pernicious anemia, there is no vitamin B12 absorption which causes low red blood cell production and leads to severe anemia. This causes fatigue mo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
PA: Is due to deficiency of B12 and/or folate (folic acid). Anemia is anemia, whatever the cause. If due to folate (folic acid) deficiency B12 must also b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
They can be subtle.: Pernicious anemia is caused by vitamin B12 deficiency. The name refers to the fact that symptoms can come on so slowly that you might not be aware of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
52 years experience Endocrinology
Lack of vitamin B12: Pernicious anemia is due to a lack of vitamin b12. B12 is necessary for the normal function of the nervous system and the formation of red blood cells ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: B12 deficiency can cause severe brain issues such as what you are describing.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Huh?: Pernicious anemia is B12 deficiency because of lack of absorption so you need B12 given as a shot. That should take care of any symptoms.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Most likely.....: Folic acid, or possibly B12 in the setting of deficient but not completely absent intrinsic factor synthesis. The eqivalent of pernicious anemia can b ... Read More

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