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pernicious anemia

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Treatable: This condition can be well treated with life-long use of B12 injections or nasal sprays and results in normalisation of the blood counts.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: I wish every question were this easy to answer. Methadone treatment is a great blessing for many people. Classic pernicious anemia is an autoimmune ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anemia: Your body can't absorb vit b12.
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
B12 deficiency: It is an autoimmune disease in which your body develops antibodies against intrinsic factor and gastric parietal cells which are needed to absorb b12, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Not usually.: Classical pernicious anemia is caused by auto-antibodies against intrinsic factor-producing parietal cells of the stomach. Treatment is lifelong vitam ... Read More
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience in Geriatrics
Cobalamin therapy: Try a trial of vitamin B12 (cobalamin) first and have a physician to repeat lab to ensure adequate dose. Also it may need additional therapies for cob ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
B12: B12 supplements orally ( high dosage ), nasally ( Nascobal ) or monthly injections.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Vitamin B-12: Pernicious anemia is a complicated disease, but the end result is that patients become deficient in vitamin b-12. Therefore, the treatment primarily i ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Typically not: Pernicious anemia when treated with life long B12 replacement confers a normal lifespan. There is an increased risk of stomach cancer in some cases wh ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
49 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Probably no: If you have pernicious anemia you do not absorb B12 effectively. That is easily fixed with either B12 injections or large B12 oral doses daily. Unfo ... Read More
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