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Hi i have vitamin b12 deficiency. doc didn't say pernicious anemia. everyone said i'm going to get cancers.god im so scared. i've started injections?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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 absorbed ( if not pernicious anemia) or dietary/ age. If you are on injections and you level are adequate ( I like above 400) I would not be concerned ,don't worry

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