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Can you get blood clots from having pernicious anemia?

Can you get blood clots from having pernicious anemia?

Rarely.: Pernicious anemia by itself does not cause blood clots, but some patients with pernicious anemia are at risk for developing cancer. Cancer definitely increases your risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Pernicious Anemia (Definition)

It is a decline in the amount of red cells in the circulation as a result of impaired production in the bone marrow resulting from a lack of vitamin b12. This is most commonly as a consequence of impaired absorption due to an autoimmune condition affecting the stomach lining. If untreated, it may also lead to brain and spinal cord problems. It is easily ...Read more


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If someone has pernicious anemia would they have a low red blood count?

Yes: Macrocytic anemia due to low levels of B12 . If treated with injections of B12 the red count can return to normal. ...Read more

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Is there a specific blood test to diagnose pernicious anemia? I have a family history. My doctor told me I have borderline B12 deficiency.

Is there a specific blood test to diagnose pernicious anemia?  I have a family history. My doctor told me I have borderline B12 deficiency.

Pernicious anemia: Yes your doctor can run a battery of tests including a cbc, peripheral blood smear, a serum b 12 level, and a reticulocyte count. These usually will help to diagnose the condition. Sometimes methylmalonic acid and homocysteine levels will be drawn to help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My blood test confirmed my B12 level was low at 178, is that just a deficiency or considered pernicious anemia? I also have iron deficiency anemia.

My blood test confirmed my B12 level was low at 178, is that just a deficiency or considered pernicious anemia? I also have iron deficiency anemia.

Please do what: your doc asks you to do. Your B 12 is low. Sublingual tablets of B 12 that melt under the tongue are much better than swallowing B 12 because that has to go through the GI tract and you absorb much less. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can neurobion injections per week for long time cause coagulation and creating blood clots and also death? I don't have anemia but i feel low bp

Can neurobion injections per week for long time cause coagulation and creating blood clots and also death? I don't have anemia but i feel low bp

No, it is pretty saf: I do not know of any serious harm from neurobion. But i doubt that it will do you any good. So stay away from such unproven medicines. There is no medical condition called low BP in a otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old. I have been having heavy and irregular periods with blood clots and bad cramps. Could this be a sign of Anemia?

I'm a 16 year old. I have been having heavy and irregular periods with blood clots and bad cramps. Could this be a sign of Anemia?

A Cause: Anemia can be without symptoms, or you can have symptoms such as fatigue or rapid heart rate. Certainly heavy bleeding with blood clots can cause anemia. Check in with your doctor to see if this is the case. You could need iron supplementation. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more