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Can You Get Blood Clots From Having Pernicious Anemia
42/f, hist of B12 def & hypothyroidism. Have all of pernicious anemia sxs, dr says blood good, won't discuss further. 7 mos, no answers. Help?
Second opinion: Se another doctor who will answer your questions. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 have sickle cell anemia and I notice my fingers are blue in some areas of my hand could I have blood clots somewhere in my arm or hands?
Little clots.: There could very well be little clots that would normally supply the tips of your fingers with blood. Your Hematologist should opine about proper management. ...Read more
I'm 40 and seem to have hormonal symtpoms. I have heavy clotting during menses and I have anemia. Blood clots are constant and the size of my fist. I have been having racing heart and dizzness for months and nausea. My heart workup is good. What could be
Pernicious Anemia: Pernicious anemia is not inheritated to my knowledge. It is usually caused by lack of the vitamins b 12 in diet (by vegetarians) or lack of intrinsic factors in autoimmune atrophic gastritis or in patients who had part of the stomach cut off for bariatric surgery (to reduce weight) or as surgical treatment for peptic or gastric ulcers (gastrostomy). ...Read more
I have pernicious anemia & get monthly B12 injections. Okay to give in fat part of buttock? My hubby gives them to me. Okay to do twice a month?
Generally,: B12 injections are given intramuscularly on a monthly basis for pernicious anemia. If you are having difficulties administering the medication, and given that you are asking about the frequency of administration as well, seems to me you should see your dr. To address these concerns. While injections into fat are better than no injections, bioavailability is likely to be better with im injection. ...Read more
Is there a medication that can completely get ride of the pins and needles sensation on my feet do to pernicious anemia?
Is venofer infusion safe for treating anemia when you are 34 weeks pregnant and on asprin for preclmpsia risk? Does it cause blood clots?
High-risk pg: You obviously are having a complicated pregnancy, How stressful! However, any treatments used are designed to be sure that you and your baby have the best possible chance. Do you trust you doctor? You can get a second opinion in your country or on Healthtap Concierge. Be sure you have adequate records uploaded for the OB doc to review and give you more detailed advice. ...Read more
There has been vaginal discharge of blood clots and recently a semi hard brownish ball size of golf ball. Has sickle cell anemia. What could be causes?
There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others.
Vaginal discharge should be tested for infections. ...Read more
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