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Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


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Hematocrit .403, magnesium ..77, calcium 2.33, b 12 1107, RBC folate 2168, ferratin 74, testosterone .9, vit d 127. Are these normal?

Hematocrit .403, magnesium ..77, calcium 2.33, b 12 1107, RBC folate 2168, ferratin 74, testosterone .9, vit d 127. Are these normal?

Check with your doc: There are abnormal results. Check with the doc who ordered these tests and discuss these results = there was a reason to order these tests. ...Read more

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Is high RBC folate associated with vitamin B12 deficiency?

Not likely: Please consult this site for info in this topic. Folate and B12 are needed for efficient red cell production and other functions, but lack of one does not increase the other. http://www.webmd.com/diet/folic-acid. ...Read more

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Symptoms of anemia but blood tests normal (iron, B12, folate, RBC, etc). What other common conditions would a doctor look for?

Symptoms of anemia but blood tests normal (iron, B12, folate, RBC, etc). What other common conditions would a doctor look for?

Thyroid?: It depends on what you mean by "symptoms of anemia." Endocrine / infectious / oncologic conditions could all cause general weakness / low energy, if that is what you mean. Can ask follow up with more specifics. ...Read more

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36 weeks preg.iron 66,feritin 78.5,b12 207,folate 13, rbc 4.22,hb 10.4,hct 32,wbc 9.16,plt 169 .anemic since 2 years.is this bone marrow problem?

36 weeks preg.iron 66,feritin 78.5,b12 207,folate 13, rbc 4.22,hb 10.4,hct 32,wbc 9.16,plt 169 .anemic since 2 years.is this bone marrow problem?

Probably not . .: First, please be assured that a Hb of 10.4 is not a danger to you or to the baby. The Bone Marrow makes 3 types of cells (WBC's, Platelets, RBC's). Your platelets and WBC's are normal. If you or your doctor were concerned about a bone marrow problem (i.e. bone marrow suppression), you can also get a test called a Reticulocyte Count. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I had my Blood result Rbc:occasional macrocytes seen Impression: vitamin b12/folate definitely should be excluded My hemoglabin is okay What it mean?

Hard to say: When RBC are large it can be due to B12 or Folate deficiencies. Sometimes alcohol will fool the automated systems and of course there are other causes. It is worth checking out even if you are not anemic per se. ...Read more

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High MCV & MCH for few years. 2 yrs of low rbc. New CBC has folate & calc. Defic., low bun. 2 mnths ago found soft clavicle lymph "mass". Esophag spsm?

High MCV & MCH for few years. 2 yrs of low rbc. New CBC has folate & calc. Defic., low bun. 2 mnths ago found soft clavicle lymph "mass". Esophag spsm?

Lots of info: Here. Possible relevance undetermined. From a heme standpoint high MCV and folate deficiency would go together. Folate supplements would be indicated. Cannot relate to esophageal issues. ...Read more

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Anemia:rbc-3.7, hct-35.4, fer-50, iron-54, tibc 268, iron sat 20%, PLT 222, retic .6%, potas 5.2, B12 1500, folate 24.8. College athlete weight gain, fatig?

Anemia:rbc-3.7, hct-35.4, fer-50, iron-54, tibc 268, iron sat 20%, PLT 222, retic .6%, potas 5.2, B12 1500, folate 24.8. College athlete weight gain, fatig?

?Not anemic: Your rbc is low, but hct is probably at the bottom of normal. The other lab values are all normal. This discrepancy between rbc and hct usually means either your red cells are unusually big, or something is interfering with the counting. This can happen with a cold agglutinin (red cells clump in the cold), excessive alcohol, liver problems, or low thyroid. Given other symptoms, check thyroid. ...Read more

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Folate (Definition)

Folate is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more