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vitamin b12 deficiency without anemia

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
No: If pernicious anemia is treated with Vit B-12 injections the patient will be otherwise normal. If not he will have atrophic gastritis, hematological p ... Read More

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Intrinsic factor: Vitamin B12 is present in meat and animal protein foods. Absorption of B12 occurs in the intestine (ileum) and requires intrinsic factor (IF), made by ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience Internal Medicine
It's on your report: the lab report should have a reference value. sometimes it is reported as nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL), or as picograms per milliliter (pg/mL) 1 p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not exactly.: Pernicious anemia as cause of B12 deficiency is an autoimmune disease. The tendency to develop autoimmune disease is genetic, but not specific for a p ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
We don't: Megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency is treated with b12. Folate (folic acid) deficiency also causes meg. Anemia. Some with B12 deficiency ar ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get a consult: "Mild vitamin B12 deficiency" is like being "a little bit pregnant." It should not happen -- ESPECIALLY if you are, as you say, pregnant. If this happ ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually: an underlying cause is present. It could be nutritional especially in pure vegetarians, related to autoimmune conditions like pernicious anemia or mal ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes - See Links:: 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency 2) http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12 3) http://chriskresser.C ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If you have pernicious anemia with your vitamin B12 deficiency, you can have nervous system problems that can include incontinence and muscle spasms w ... Read More
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