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what are the effects of vitamin b12 injections?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Fix B12 deficiency.: B12 injections will correct B12 deficiency, usually caused by a failure to absorb B12 from the diet. This can be the result of surgery or pernicious anemia, an autoimmune disorder, among the most common causes. There is no adverse effect of B12 injections. B12 deficiency causes anemia and neurologic problems, and the treatment mitigates the problems.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Many: The obvious answer is that B12 injections are a quick way to fix a deficiency. B12 injections can also be used to help calm pain and inflammation, but the dosage of that is different from the dosage for deficiency correction. Some people can develop allergy to the preservative in B12 injections. Itchy bumps at the site of the shot would be a sign.

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Should I take prenatal vitamins if i'm breastfeeding?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Many women are vitamin d deficient which will contribute to vitamin d deficiency in the baby (rickets). The baby should also receive a vitamin d supplement.
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Does the fact that my baby bruises easily mean he has a vitamin deficiency?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: As older infants and toddlers become mobile, they often fall and develop minor injuries. Bruising on the legs, below the knees, is very common in toddlers. However, easy bruising in non-mobile infants, bruising in uncommon places (back, stomach, upper thighs), or frequent nose or mouth bleeding might be a sign that something is wrong with your babies clotting system and needs medical attention.
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Why should I get a vitamin K shot for my baby?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Prevents bleeding: Vitamin k is crucial to prevent bleeding, and newborns cannot make enough vitamin K by themselves. It is critical to receive this shot at birth, otherwise bleeding, brain damage and death can result. It is safe for your baby to receive the shot.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Does vitamin B6 relieve morning sickness?

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Yes: Some find that it helps. Ginger, oregano, anise, fennel are also good.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is taking my prenatal vitamin and a daily supplement together too much?

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Probably: You just need to take one of them. I tell patients that a centrum or one a day or two flintstones chewables are just as good as an super expensive, designer prenatal vitamin.

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