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Serum b12> 1999 mma 0.4, homocysteine high 19. No folate or iron deficiency normocytic anemia not responding to procrit. Is this an absorption issue?
Anemia: can be caused by blood loss or bone marrow suppression as well. More information is needed ( how long have you had a normal iron, folate and b12 level. What is your reticulocyte count ? ( is your bone marrow producing new RBC's) ? How low is your HCT and has it come up or gone down with B12. Is the RDW elevated ( do you put out large and small RBC's at the same time? Any blood loss ? ...Read more
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
B-12, Intrinsic fact: Pernicious anemia is usually caused by underproduction of vitamin B-12, or a lack of intrinsic factor, a peptide secreted by the distal ileum that activates the enzyme, and allows for RBC production to proceed normally . The blood tests for pernicious anemia include a CBC, reticulocyte count, blood levels of b-12, methionine,homocysteine, and intrinsic factor, along with a good history/physical ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with pernicious anemia. My B12 was a 260. I take B12 tablets by mouth. Will i need injections in the future? My MCV is 96.8
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 i someone your age. See http://bit.Ly/1hlbiaz. ...Read more
Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: If anemia develops slowly, your body adjusts to the slow reduction in oxygen carrying capacity, and this compensation prevent the development of symptoms. In this context, anemia can become quite profound before any symptoms manifest. If anemia develops quickly, however, symptoms are quick to appear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Symptoms of anemia include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, rapid heart rate, fatigue, pale skin, etc. In addition, some may have none of these symptoms. Anemia is a symptom; something else is causing the anemia and the cause needs to be found by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Megaloblastic anemia: Megaloblastic anemia (or megaloblastic anaemia) is an anemia (of macrocytic classification) that results from inhibition of DNA synthesis during red blood cell production.The defect in red cell DNA synthesis is most often due to hypovitaminosis, specifically a deficiency of vitamin B12 and/or folic acid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Signs and symptoms of anemia include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, rapid heart rate, fatigue, pale skin, etc. In addition, some may have none of these symptoms. Anemia is a symptom; something else is causing the anemia and the cause needs to be found by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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