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Is it possible for someone to have high hemoglobin and also a vitamin b12 deficiency

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: It will lead to a macrocytic (large blood cell) hypochromic (low hemoglobin) type of anemia.
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Dr. Jason Burke
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Absolutely: B12 is required to make the "heme" part of hemoglobin. If you do not have enough b12, you will not be able to make heme, and will therefore have a lo... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: But don't assume your supplies of B12 or your overall nutritional status is adequate if you are not anemic. The neurologic damage in B12 / folate (fol... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
As a matter of fact yes: I cannot go into the complex details, but I had two young patient's years ago, both of whom had elevated blood levels of vitamin B12. But both of the... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Try sublingual tabs: Try the sublingual tablets, then get your levels tested in 3-6 months. Place the tablet beneath your tongue/allow it to dissolve.Can be taken with /w... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
B12 Deficiency: B12 deficiency is associated with an anemia, neuropathies, and non-specific neurological affects such as fatigue, depression, and psychosis. The defic... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Many: The classic B12 deficient people are severe alcoholics and vegan type vegetarians. Obviously, the reason for the deficiency is different in the two g... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
B12: B12 deficiency is associated with neuropathies and non-specific neurological symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, depression, and psychosis. It is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Not rare: Estimated that 10-15% of people over age 65 have B12 deficiency, with or without symptoms (anemic, neurologic, mental status, hearing, dementia, balan... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Decisive treatment: Don't know if it's the cause of your itch, if you are B12 deficient, either from an ill-advised experiment with a vegetarian lifestyle without supplem... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
B12 deficiency: Mental confusion, headaches, impulsivity, paranoia, pins & needles in extremeties, balance problems.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Not similar!: These diseases can coexist, but their symptoms are not similar!
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