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B12 Deficiency Without Anemia
B12 deficiency can be due to a lack of absorption or intake from diet. Since B12 is primarily found in animal products (e.g., dairy, egg, meat, etc.) vegetarians are more at risk. A deficiency is suspected when rbcs increase in size (e.g., high MCV and/or MCH in cbc) and can cause megaloblastic anemia. Symptoms can include fatigue and neuropathy. It is best corrected with ...Read more
B12 deficiency, B12 shots regularly, but B12 continues to drop dramatically between each shot.. Underlying cause? (no anemia or other issues)
Likely Many Misleads: B12 deficiency takes ~2 decades (eventually pernicious anemia) to be obvious. Like all vitamins, only a helper molecule for larger/more-complex protein enzymes; very widely present in nearly all foods (humans have have lost typically a single gene needed to make the vitamin). If being injected, likely not B12 or dose so low as to be irrelevant; check B12 before ; a few days after injection. ...Read more
Related: Technically, pernicious anemia (pa) is due to low B12 levels caused by changes in the stomach resulting in decreased ability to absorb the B12 from a lack of something called "intrinsic factor." there are other causes of B12 deficiency that technically are not pa. Today, tests can find B12 deficiency before someone has symptomatic anemia so deficiency by itself is not always pa. ...Read more
Yes.: Pernicious anemia is the most common reason for unexpected B12 deficiency. Lack of B12 can cause both anemia and neurological damage. The latter includes numbness, gait problems, and dementia. The neurological findings can occur before there is any anemia, or vice versa. The anemia will reverse with treatment. The neurologic problems may not correct completely with B12 treatment. ...Read more
2 years ago, i was told my B12 deficiency could lead to pernicious anemia. I stopped the B12 pills, my symptoms match, can I have this? B12 now fine.
I've been on a diet for 7 months and my hemoglobin was 14.7 (smoker). Is it possible to develop mild anemia due to iron or B12 deficiency in 7 months?
Blood work: Your physician can order commonly available tests for your levels of b12, iron, iron binding capacity and the carrier proteins for iron. All of these factors have some effect on blood cells. The direction of investigation can start with a CBC or complete blood count. Iron deficience eventually produces visably smaller blood cells while B12 deficience results in larger ones.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
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