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Could swollen lymph nodes be connected to my pernicious anemia or is this something more serious?

Could swollen lymph nodes be connected to my pernicious anemia or is this something more serious?

Unlikely: Pa is an immune disorder that interferes with the absorption of b12. Swollen nodes have many causes, often benign. You should see your doctor to answer your concerns and put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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I have pernicious anemia & iron deficiency anemia (severe) of Unknown origin. My hemoglobin has always been stable (low normal) but has dropped twice?

I have pernicious anemia & iron deficiency anemia (severe) of Unknown origin. My hemoglobin has always been stable (low normal) but has dropped twice?

Pernicious anemia,: How was your pernicious Anemia diagnosed? Are you on B12 injections? Are you receiving Folic acid tabs? If you are not receiving replacement therapy for both, you need to see a blood specialist for eval & treatment.
A far as you Hgb dropping twice, there is a source of blood loss, from your GI tract (stomach or colon). you need EGD & colonoscopy to look for blood loss.
Take care ...Read more

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Can severe anemia/pernicious anemia cause similar symptoms to bran damage or dementia?

Can severe anemia/pernicious anemia cause similar symptoms to bran damage or dementia?

Yes: B12 deficiency can cause severe brain issues such as what you are describing. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of severe B12 deficiency/pernicious anemia but also derealization, brain damage, and heart problems could these occur from the B12 def.?

I have symptoms of severe B12 deficiency/pernicious anemia but also derealization, brain damage, and heart problems could these occur from the B12 def.?

Yes except heart: B12 deficiency can cause a variety of neurological symptoms including "derealization"; it can adversely affect brain function but that damage should be reversible. It can cause high homocysteine which increases risk of cardiovascular disease ; anemia puts stress on hearts, but it should not directly cause heart problems in someone your age. See
http://tinyurl. Com/ofaclgs ...Read more

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Hematocrit normal but got high MCV. Could having pernicious anemia be the cause of my long term panic disorder? B12 produces neurotrans. Through methylat

Hematocrit normal but got high MCV. Could having pernicious anemia be the cause of my long term panic disorder? B12 produces neurotrans. Through methylat

Could be: But isn't.
a b12 level will confirm that the amount in your system is more than adequate.
b12 is in all animal products and is stored for months. Deficiencies occur:
in the elderly with very thin absorption areas in the gut that can't get it in.
rare parasitic diseases
total hardcore Vegans ...Read more

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If MCV is enlarged, b12 and vit D rock bottom but no cealac disease could this mean pernicious anemia? HB 116, ferritan is 86 and low stomach acid

If MCV is enlarged, b12 and vit D rock bottom but no cealac disease could this mean pernicious anemia? HB 116, ferritan is 86 and low stomach acid

Oral supplement: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you may try oral supplements of B12, vitamin D3, iron and multivitamins first. If that does not resolve high MCV, you may need B12 injections.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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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If someone has pernicious anemia would they have a low red blood count?

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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Pernicious anemia just diagnosed what should I know? Go to the doctor later this week.

Pernicious anemia just diagnosed what should I know? Go to the doctor later this week.

Eaily treated: Autoimmune disease and you
do not absorb b12. Must get treated or it can caause problems with blood and nervous sytem. ...Read more

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I have pernicious anemia. Can it cause bone marrow problems?

I have pernicious anemia. Can it cause bone marrow problems?

Yes: It can cause what is known as megaloblastic anemia. The red blood cells are not produced normally and can also lead to other blood issues, such as low platelets. Can be fixed by replacing vitamin B12 or cyanocobalamin. ...Read more

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Had low B12 now it's normal? No explained reason for it, all bloods clear now? No pernicious anemia or previous stomach ops? Help please

Had low B12 now it's normal? No explained reason for it, all bloods clear now? No pernicious anemia or previous stomach ops? Help please

Other medications?: If you had been taking antacids, particularly the proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec or Nexeum, your ability to produce B12 may have been impaired, resulting in transiently low B12. ...Read more

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Pernicious anemia & foot drop:am taking sublingual methylcobalamin, it's improving a bit (have some mobility), how long will recovery take?

Pernicious anemia & foot drop:am taking sublingual methylcobalamin, it's improving a bit (have some mobility), how long will recovery take?

Neuropathy: Sounds like you may be suffering from a peripheral neuropathy caused by B12 deficiency. This tends to effect the longest nerves therefore the end of legs and arms. If it causes problems with the wires (axons) it can take 6-24 months to recovery if it can recover at all. May be some residual weakness even after maximal improvement. ...Read more

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Positive mthfr heterozygous after multiple miscarriages, known pernicious anemia, what is the likelihood of having other b vitamin deficiencies?

Positive mthfr heterozygous after multiple miscarriages, known pernicious anemia, what is the likelihood of having other b vitamin deficiencies?

Not more likely but: Pernicious anemia is due to problems absorbing B12 but doesn't interfere with absorbing other vits. Mthfr mutations mean you have trouble converting Folic Acid to the active form, so take l-5-mthf. Genes don't affect absorption of other b vits but due to genetics some require higher amounts of b's than others-your other issues don't mean you're more likely to have this but it's safe to try b complex. ...Read more

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I have constant diahrria, high thyroid levels, extremely high gastrin levels, and pernicious anemia, plus my gallbladder removed. What is wrong?

I have constant diahrria, high thyroid levels, extremely high gastrin levels, and pernicious anemia, plus my gallbladder removed. What is wrong?

Easy diagnosis but: I do not want to give your disease one label. You could have more than one disease. Pain or heart burn? High thyroid needs treatement. Diarrhoea related to thyroid and/or high gastrin? Gastrin and pernicious anemia could be connected. During gall bladder surgery, what did the surgoen and pathologist report? A cancer doctor could easliy help you, hope that you know answer soon? The sooner, better. ...Read more

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Off-on Burning-dull-ache-numb sensations in my thighs, pin pricks. Tested 4 pernicious anemia&pinched nerves, no dice. Possibly mental/normal? Next steps?

Off-on Burning-dull-ache-numb sensations in my thighs, pin pricks. Tested 4 pernicious anemia&pinched nerves, no dice. Possibly mental/normal? Next steps?

Meralgiaparesthetica: Maybe this is something relevant to you

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/meralgia-paresthetica/basics/definition/con-20030852 ...Read more

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When having pernicious anemia, is it normal for my finger to move without me movin them like they shake from side to side & its hard to paint my nails?

Could be: The abnormal movements associated with pernicious anemia is usually due to B12 deficiency and seen more in the young. (folic acid can cause confusion of symptoms and manifestations) adults show more of the sensory problems in terms of symptoms. Just make sure the diagnosis is right and that you are examined and followed well during treatment. ...Read more

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Uncle has vitiligo on hands, he tells me it's from industrial chemicals. I read it can be from Pernicious Anemia (not sure he as it) but I had clean CBC. Does this exclude me from Pernicious Anemia?

Unlikely: Pernicious anemia is usually caused by a deficiency of vitamin B12 causing enlargement of the red blood cells with a reduction in total number of red blood cells. This condition is also referred to as megoblastic anemia. Normal CBC all but rules out Pernicious anemia. ...Read more

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Is peptic ulcer disease also related to having pernicious anemia?

Ulcer/infection: Vitamin B12 requires intrinsic factor secreted by the stomach in order to be absorbed. If enough of the stomach cells have been damaged by ulcers, a lack of intrinsic factor secretion could lead to a decreased absorption of B12 and pernicious anemia. Infection with helicobacter pylori can lead to chronic gastritis which can also lead to both ulcers and anemia. ...Read more

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Does your personality change with pernicious anemia?

It can: Pernicious anemia (a severe type of vitamin B12 deficiency) can cause memory problems, irritability, and dementia. Dementia goes beyond having memory problems, and can include difficulties with understanding, reasoning, handling multi-step tasks, and can be accompanied by personality changes. Symptoms generally improve with treatment. ...Read more

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Husband has gout and pernicious anemia. What kind of diet should he be on and what sort of care should he be given?

Husband has gout and pernicious anemia. What kind of diet should he be on and what sort of care should he be given?

Gout diet: B12 injections ongoing. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. Multivit ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with paroxymal hemaglobinuia and pernicious anemia can she live long with this she is 46?

PNH can have: A wide spectrum of severity. Treatments are available and prognosis is pretty good. It would be unusual to have pernicious anemia as well. Are you sure she has both? ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pernicious anemia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pernicious anemia?

Some: Pernicious anemia is due to malabsorption of vitamin b-12 from the GI tract. It is a form of low blood cell count with associated symptoms of fatigue, paleness, breathing difficulties, etc. While not very common, all such patients should be evaluated by their doctor to give treatment for the pernicious anemia if that is the only problem and to discover any other problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chronic gastritis to cause pernicious anemia?

Is it possible for chronic gastritis to cause pernicious anemia?

The two are linked: This finding goes back to 1964, believe it or not:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1552204/? Page=1

there are autoimmune antibodies in both conditions, so while one might not cause the other, the two are related. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pernicious anemia and megaloblastic anemia?

Big RBC: Pernicious anemia is deficiency of vitaminb12 due to autoimmune attack on cell of the stomach and antibody against intrinsic factor- presented with megaloblastic anemia. Pa is only one of the causes of megaloblastic anemia- however other causes that can cause def vitb12, or folate (folic acid) or other drug eg. Bactrim- that inhibits dna synthesis in RBC production also can cause megaloblastic anemia. ...Read more

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I have pernicious anemia. I am supposed to take B12 shots. I have some left expired 8/12. Is it OK to take? And what size syringe. 1cc intramusc

B12: Expired medications should not be taken. They may be less potent, or with injectables, may have increased risk of contamination ...Read more

Pernicious Anemia (Definition)

A decrease in red blood cells when the body can't ...Read more


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Anemia (Definition)

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