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A 24-year-old male asked:

Does atrophic gastritis leading to pernicious anemia has symptoms like stomach pain ? or it is a silent feature of old age causing lack of intrinsic factor in order to absorb vitamin b12 ? can this lack of factor happen in 24 year old guy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Possible: It is easy to ascertain if you have vitamin B12 deficiency with a blood test. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine
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