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I'm having muscle spasm in right side of my body. I had severe B12 deficiency, being treated for past six months. Is there any relation or not?

I'm having muscle spasm in right side of my body.  I had severe B12 deficiency, being treated for past six months. Is there any relation or not?

Muscle spasms: Possibly not related. However, severe low b 12 levels can cause spinal cord disorder (subacute combined degeneration) superimposed with nerves malfunctioning. The resultant weakness and postural problems can cause muscle spasms as a result. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency (Definition)

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


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All of my muscles and joints shake tremble when moving them.I've had b12 deficiency for four years,just started injections.What can be done to improve?

All of my muscles and joints shake tremble when moving them.I've had b12 deficiency for four years,just started injections.What can be done to improve?

Muscle spasms: Depending on the duration of symptoms, you our may consider asking your physician for electro diagnostic studies ( EMG test). This study may reveal underlying nerve damage leading to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Recently completed a 3 month injection course for B12 deficiency(108). I still get tired easily, leg muscles feel weak and achy. CBC values normal. ?

Recently completed a 3 month injection course for B12 deficiency(108). I still get tired easily, leg muscles feel weak and achy. CBC values normal. ?

More than B12: Look for some cause revealed by your history, your general physical exam, and your labs. Include some observations about your overall level of conditioning, and the possibility of peripheral neuropathy needs to be raised again. ...Read more

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Can having a B12 deficiency cause cancer?

Can having a B12 deficiency cause cancer?

No: Vit B12 deficiency does not cause cancer. But one can have both cancer and vit B12 deficiency diganosis in the same time ...Read more

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What causes tongue tingling for months besides a B12 deficiency?

What causes tongue tingling for months besides a B12 deficiency?

"burning tongue": The tingling tongue is similar to the common complaint of "burning tongue." this is an inflammatory condition of the tongue that is possibly caused by chemical irritants such as those in hot spices, or thermal irritation from food or drink that was at too high a temperature. Acid reflux can also cause chemical irritation of the tongue. ...Read more

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What causes a vitamin B12 deficiency?

What causes a vitamin B12 deficiency?

Multiple causese: There are several causes: low stomach acid, pernicious anemia, poor consumption of foods containing B12 and a genetic predisposition that requires more B12 like mthfr gene defect. ...Read more

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Will a vitamin B12 deficiency cause infertility?

Will a vitamin B12 deficiency cause infertility?

B 12 deficit: If a patient has been found deficient in vitamin B12 usually is due to poor absorption in the stomach because of lack of intrinsic factor. Then the replacement or treatment with B12 must be parenteral( intramuscular) or at least sublingual. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more