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Could a burning sensation in the mouth be a symptom of B12 deficiency?

Could a burning sensation in the mouth be a symptom of B12 deficiency?

Yes: B12 deficiency can cause a myriad of problems including cognitive issues, balance issues, and peripheral nerve problems. The tongue can be directly affected in several ways, and burning in the tongue and/or mouth is occasionally experienced. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can occasional numbness in the lips be a symptom of something?

Can occasional numbness in the lips be a symptom of something?

Numb lips: Usual cause is reduced blood flow to the lips, such as exposure to cold (drinking cold beverage), aura of a migraine attack, panic attacks, low blood sugar, or allergic reaction to food such as shell fish. If persists or reoccurs, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a sensitive, sometimes tingling tongue a symptom of cancer of the mouth?

Is a sensitive, sometimes tingling tongue a symptom of cancer of the mouth?

Not normally BUT: Never rule out cancer until you have seen a qualified health care professional to have a differential diagnosis made. Go with a written duration, time of day, diet, medication, family history, tobacco history. ...Read more

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What would be the main cause of a burning sensation in the spine along with difficulty swallowing? Im thinking reflux.

What would be the main cause of a burning sensation in the spine along with difficulty swallowing?  Im thinking reflux.

Heartburn: This can be secondary to reflux, however burning sensation along spine is not typical of reflux. Given difficulty swallowing this can be either case of reflux, candida, and/or narrowing of esophagus. Given your age above 40 and difficulty swallowing (dysphasia) which is one of alarm signs, endoscopy is recommended to rule out complication of reflux and to screen for barrets(per malignant condition. ...Read more

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Can itching and a prickling sensation be a symptom of fibromyalgia, also burning upper back muscles ?

Can itching and a prickling sensation be a symptom of fibromyalgia, also burning upper back muscles ?

Fibromyalgia: These sensation are very non-specific. They could be nothing , they could be indicative of something - there is no way of knowing without a full evaluation and assessment. ...Read more

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Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy?

Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy?

Mouth numb: Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy? ANS Could be send more details. ...Read more

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Could a sore throat in the morning and dry mouth be a sign of dehydration?

Could a sore throat in the morning and dry mouth be a sign of dehydration?

Yes or: You may be a mouth-breather when you sleep and therefore your mouth would be dry and your throat could be sore. Also medications may dry your mouth and irritate your throat. If you try hydration without success, see your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Is a burning sensation in vagina a sign of early hiv?

Is a burning sensation in vagina a sign of early hiv?

NOT NECESSARILY: There are no specific symptoms that signal the early manifestations of HIV disease. Most commonly there may be a mononucleosis-like syndrome. The basic answer is that you need this examined, although it is very doubtful that it is due to HIV disease. You are obviously worried about potential exposure, and should be tested. Hope it all comes out negative. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could the tingling sensation in my vagina be a sign of pregnancy?

Could the tingling sensation in my vagina be a sign of pregnancy?

Yes: When you become pregnant their is more blood flow to the vagina which can cause this sensation, . ...Read more

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Could a tingling tongue be a symptom of alcohol poisoning?

Could a tingling tongue be a symptom of alcohol poisoning?

No!: I have never heard of tingling tongue being associated with alcohol poisoning. It can be associated with alitalia different things . Nerve damage in the neck, pressure on the nerve root, infection just to name a few. ...Read more

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Could a numbness in the tip of tongue be caused by caffeine overdose or from anxiety?

Could a numbness in the tip of tongue be caused by caffeine overdose or from anxiety?

Other factors : Caffeine an increase your anxiety and this may be a reason for numbness in the tip of your tongue. So you definitely want to cut down on the coffee and seek help for anxiety. The artificial sweeteners in coffee can also cause numbness. So can vitamin deficiencies, especially b12. Trauma and piercings can also cause this. ...Read more

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Could a burning sensation in the stomach also be caused by anxiety and stress?

Could a burning sensation in the stomach also be caused by anxiety and stress?

It could: Psychological stress can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, but before you decide that it is psychological, it is important to rule out any medical problem which could have been brought on by stress or may be causing the symptoms. Get a physical and speak to your physician. If they find no medical causation or think you simply need to learn some stress reduction techniques, find a psychologist. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of numbness and burning sensation of one part of the body which lasted for seconds with no other associated symptoms?

What can be the cause of numbness and burning sensation of one part of the body which lasted for seconds with no other associated symptoms?

Maybe nerve pressed: A person who gets numbness, tingling, or odd sensations in various parts of his body, is likely stimulating or pressing on the nerve to that part of the body. Pressing on the blood vessels to that part of the body is also possibly a cause, but less likely. The person can see his primary care doctor and show him exactly what happens. The doctor may refer to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a tingling sensation in your chest, back and stomach?

What could be the cause of a tingling sensation in your chest, back and stomach?

Neuropathic maybe or: The order of your symptom onset, ?Use of nsaid's for back pain, ; ? Nausea/vomiting, chest pain, diarrhea, blood, tenderness, fever may better clarify whether your back pain is "referred" (such as from esophagus, pancreas, gallbladder). Maybe also have stomach upset due to nsaid's, ulcer, sluggish emptying, outlet narrowing? Paresthesias can cause symptoms ; have little to do with above GI issues. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between a continual tingling sensation at the penis tip and the extreme stress I'm experiencing . It can't be a std?

Can there be a link between a continual tingling sensation at the penis tip and the extreme stress I'm experiencing . It can't be a std?

Penile sensation: There are many reasons the tip of the penis can become sensitive. Although is is PROBABLY not due to an STD, you should be evaluated Nd an STD ruled out. It can be due to friction from your penis rubbing against your underwear. I wouldn't worry but you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can tingling in feet be a sign of diabetes?

Can tingling in feet be a sign of diabetes?

Not necessarily: Tingling in the feet could mean neuropathy (nerve damage) from a lot of different reasons. Back pain, radiculopathy, alcoholism, syphillis, leprosy, etc could all cause neuropathy. Also, nerve impingement at the foot itself from swelling or trauma could cause tingling. If you are concerned about diabetes, best to get your blood sugar checked. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is the sensation of something stuck in your throat a symptom of acid reflux/GERD?

Is the sensation of something stuck in your throat a symptom of acid reflux/GERD?

It can be.: That sensation may be a manifestation of food actually having a tough time going through an irritated esophagus, or it may be what is called globus sensation. Globus sensation is the feeling of something in the throat when nothing is there. It may be related to reflux also. Frequently that sensation goes away with good control of acid reflux. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can itchiness in the breasts be a symptom of cancer?

Can itchiness in the breasts be a symptom of cancer?

Usually, unrelated: Itching of the breast would not make it on my top 20 list of common breast cancer symptoms. The only time I have seen itching with breast cancer is related to paget's disease, which causes an eczema-like rash on the nipple, which can itch. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could a burning sensation in the mouth be a symptom of B12 deficiency?

Yes: B12 deficiency can cause a myriad of problems including cognitive issues, balance issues, and peripheral nerve problems. The tongue can be directly affected in several ways, and burning in the tongue and/or mouth is occasionally experienced. ...Read more

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Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis

Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis

Can you clarify?: B12 deficiency can cause all sorts of neurological symptoms including problems with memory and focus; and so can a head injury. But severe B12 deficiency will also cause many other problems not associated with head trauma, including things like anemia or peripheral nerve issues. ...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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Can B12 deficiency cause upset stomach, red rashes or spots on the back of my palm, sore nd tingling tongue with occasional blood in saliva nd weakness?

Can B12 deficiency cause upset stomach, red rashes or spots on the back of my palm, sore nd tingling tongue with occasional blood in saliva nd weakness?

Yes: All of those symptoms can be attributed to vitamin B12 deficiency. With the exception of the rash and spots they are classic signs of this problem. If you suspect that you may have a deficiency and you can't attribute it to poor diet/absorption, too much alcohol, or over use of anti acid drugs see your doctor for a proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? Im 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? Im 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

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Hello, im 31 and have anxiety due to burning sensation and light heads. My b12 levels are 192 is this low and could this b causing the symptoms?

Lower than normal: Your B12 level is lower than desired and suggests that you may have other nutritional deficiencies as well. It would be prudent to see a doctor for a proper evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a vitamin B12 deficiency if your serum level is 250 p/mol? have every symptom plus high MCV and mch

Is it possible to have a vitamin B12 deficiency if your serum level is 250 p/mol? have every symptom plus high MCV and mch

As a matter of fact yes: I cannot go into the complex details, but I had two young patient's years ago, both of whom had elevated blood levels of vitamin B12. But both of them also had evidence of thiamin deficiency that would result in deficiency of energy. I concluded that vitamin B12 was collecting in the blood and not being used in metabolism. Try a supplement of thiamin and see whether the vitamin B12 levels come down. ...Read more

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Normal MCV RDW 15.4 and tibc 464 could this be a sign of B12 deficiency? Hemoglobin jumps from 11.7 to 13 every other mo.Menses is only every 2mo

Normal MCV RDW 15.4 and tibc 464 could this be a sign of B12 deficiency? Hemoglobin jumps from 11.7 to 13 every other mo.Menses is only every 2mo

Iron deficiency: What you described is more suggestive for iron deficiency. High TIBC suggests low iron. You may take over the counter iron supplements. Take it with food to reduce stomach upset and if it causes constipation, take a fiber laxative like metamucil. ...Read more

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Are there any other conditions B12 could treat other than a B12 deficiency? Since getting shots, 95% of my neurologic and nerve-related symptoms gon

Are there any other conditions B12 could treat other than a B12 deficiency? Since getting shots, 95% of my neurologic and nerve-related symptoms gon

Not A Panacea: It will only definitely treat something that results from its deficiency, like many problems of nerves. But it is used in just about every cell in the body as a cofactor and may indirectly affect a lot of metabolic processes. It's been touted for problems from restless legs to a cream for eczema and a sublingual pill for canker sores. I'll bet they come up with a B12 enema soon. ...Read more

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What symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause?

What symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause?

Links:: 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency 2) http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12 3) http://chriskresser.Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences 3) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause?

What are symptoms a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause?

Energy Loss +: Loss of energy in addition to others that you can read on this link: 1) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes 2)http://chriskresser.Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences. ...Read more

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Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?

Not at all likely: Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeable difference in how good one feels. 3) deficiencies are (by definition) good to correct. So, do try to improve your diet and even supplement nutrients that are hard to get enough of. See a professional for ocd treatment too. ...Read more

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Are the neurological symptoms from vitamin B12 deficiency reversible?

Not Always: The progression of neurologic complications is generally gradual. They are not always reversible with treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, especially if they have been present for a long time. ...Read more

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My vitamin d and B12 deficiency is causing me neuropsychiatric symptoms.Which doctor should I consult ? B12=76 and d =10

My vitamin d and B12 deficiency is causing me neuropsychiatric symptoms.Which doctor should I consult ? B12=76 and d =10

Internist/GI doc: That is a very low B12 level. You should get injections of the methylcobalamin (or hydroxycobalamin) form of B12 as soon as possible. You should take 10, 000 iu of d3/day for at least 3 months and have levels rechecked- aim for 50-80. An internist or GI specialist should assess why you are having a hard time absorbing b12- see http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 ; http://bit.Ly/1cbhjvn. ...Read more

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I have a B12 low of 236 symptoms of B12 deficiency and a ferritin of 44. Could this be B12 deficiency?

I have a B12 low of 236 symptoms of B12 deficiency and a ferritin of 44. Could this be B12 deficiency?

B12: Your B12 is low. And ferritin is low. You require evaluation as to why for each, but particularly B12, and B12 injections. You may not absorb B12 well in your intestine. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

What are signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

B12 deficiency: Mental confusion, headaches, impulsivity, paranoia, pins & needles in extremeties, balance problems. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Vitamin B12 Deficiency (Definition)

Occurs when there is a lack of absorption or intake from diet. Symptoms can ...Read more