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Can vitamin B12 in the blood test fluctuate by 100 pmol/L in a month? I'm at 230 pmol/L now, was at 320 a month ago.

Can vitamin B12 in the blood test fluctuate by 100 pmol/L in a month? I'm at 230 pmol/L now, was at 320 a month ago.

Of course: Like many other labs, this fluctuates wildly. It reflects everything from what you may have eaten a few hours ago to your level of binding protein. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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My vitamin B12 went from 178 to 758 on my next blood test 2 years later. Would a daily supplement really raise it that much? I am a 50 yr old woman.

My vitamin B12 went from 178 to 758 on my next blood test 2 years later. Would a daily supplement really raise it that much? I am a 50 yr old woman.

Likely: If you were consistently taking the supplement, then yes it is likely for your numbers to climb--especially over the course of 2 years. ...Read more

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Is a blood test result for vitamin b12 127 something to worry about?

Is a blood test result for vitamin b12 127 something to worry about?

Yes: B12 level of 127 is much lower than desired. Given you health condition you should be getting injections of B12 at least every three months, preferably every month. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003705.htm ...Read more

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How much deficiency of vitamin B12 can affect my body? In my blood test I have 201 pg/ml.

How much deficiency of vitamin B12 can affect my body? In my blood test I have 201 pg/ml.

201 very deficient: 201 is a very low level that can cause a wide variety of serious symptoms including poor memory/concentration, fatigue, depression, muscle weakness, anemia, tingling and numbness, agitation, delusions, heart disease etc.
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My vitamin B12 blood test result is 1114 pg/ml is this bad?

My vitamin B12 blood test result is 1114 pg/ml is this bad?

Vitamin B12 level: Can be high for several reasons: 1) you are taking vitamin B12 as a supplement or eating a diet high in b12. 2) your body cannot metabolize B12 so it stays in your blood stream but does not get into your cells where it needs to go for it to work. There are tests to determine if the latter is the case. Treatment would be geared towards getting the B12 to be utilized by the body appropriately. ...Read more

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A blood test showed that I'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

A blood test showed that I'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

B12: This low will likely cause dementia, spinal cord degeneration and peripheral neuropathy. Keep your level above 550 for the rest of your life. Recovery takes about a year in a young person. I suggest you take liquid sublingual weekly for 3 months then bi weekly thereafter. Its important to check a level after you cut back to twice a month. Use 1 1/2 dropper and hold it under the tongue for 30 sec. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 Deficiency have another name. My doctor said my blood test came back with this. Is there different names if the condition is worse?

Pernicious anemia: Vit B12 deficiency is often called pernicious amemia, as anemia is one of the many symptoms. B12 deficiency is surprisingly common.
See https://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences ...Read more

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Can you have vasculitis even if your urinaysis, all lupus and sjogren's blood test came back normal? Only C3 and vitamin B12 is low. I have patechiae

Can you have vasculitis even if your urinaysis, all lupus and sjogren's blood test came back normal? Only C3 and vitamin B12 is low. I have patechiae

Yes: There are numerous types of vasculitis and some only involve the skin. See a dermatologist. A diagnosis of vasculitis can be confined or ruled out by a simple skin biopsy. ...Read more

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I'm vitamin B12 deficiency. I am not anemic I ask the doctor. What does that mean. What sort of B12 deficiency do I have then. All blood test Back fine?

I'm vitamin B12 deficiency. I am not anemic I ask the doctor. What does that mean. What sort of B12 deficiency do I have then. All blood test Back fine?

Error or masking: Two possibilities come to mind. One is you're not really B12 deficient. The lab erred or doc erred in interpretation. The other possibility is that you are B12 def., but take folic acid supplement. Folic acid will correct the anemia of B12 deficiency but—AND THIS IS IMPORTANT—not prevent ongoing neurological damage due to B12 deficiency. Discuss with your doc or get 2nd opinion from hematologist. ...Read more

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My doctor has told me I do not have pernicious anemia. I have vitamin B12 Deficiency. Blood test result was 160. So I have mild vitamin B12 Deficiency?

Get a consult: "Mild vitamin B12 deficiency" is like being "a little bit pregnant." It should not happen -- ESPECIALLY if you are, as you say, pregnant. If this happened because you are a vegetarian, reconsider or start supplementing now. Otherwise, you have a right & duty to know what's happening. Your primary care physician didn't communicate answers to you -- a 2nd physician's input is in order. ...Read more

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After typhoid I was feeling week so doctor did blood test & found that I have deficiency of vitamin B12 & vitamin d I want to know good meal fr that?

Vitamin B12: If you are a vegetarian you will have to begin eating meat or to take a supplement of B12 orally. The institute of medicine states that because 10 to 30% of older people may be unable to absorb naturally occurring vitamin B12 in foods, it is advisable for those 51 years old and older to consume b12-fortified foods or B12 supplements to meet the recommended intake. ...Read more

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After 1 month on Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety and depression I found I have Vitamin B12 Deficiency (blood test), can this solved by supplements or its permenant?

After 1 month on Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety and depression I found I have Vitamin B12 Deficiency (blood test), can this solved by supplements or its permenant?

Your body doesn't: Make vitamin B12 so you need to get it from animal-based foods or supplements. It is something vegans/vegetarians need to be especially mindful of. Conditions which impair absorption also contribute: atrophic gastritis (thinned stomach lining), lack of intrinsic factor (pernicious anemia), GI surgery, small intestinal disease, heavy drinking, etc. Most often, supplements needed lifelong. Stay well! ...Read more

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I did blood test for B12 vitamin and the result was 1617 and the normal level is 700.I need to know why is it to high and what are the risks?

I did blood test for B12 vitamin and the result was 1617 and the normal level is 700.I need to know why is it to high and what are the risks?

Needs evaluation: I am sorry to tell you that high B12 levels can be a sign of serious health problems including liver ; kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia ; polycythemia vera ; hypereosinophilic syndrome. High intake of B12 does not cause these. It is important for you to be evaluated to find the underlying cause. See http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/high-vitamin-b12-mean-9057.Html. ...Read more

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Hi, I had my blood test results back and my B12 vitamins are slightly high, it was 947 ng/l. Does this mean I have a cancer risk. Should I be worrried?

Hi, I had my blood test results back and my B12 vitamins are slightly high, it was 947 ng/l. Does this mean I have a cancer risk. Should I be worrried?

You're OK: I like my patients to keep their B12 levels in your range. If that was the only "abnormality" on your test, you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Can a CBC detect vitamin deficiency like b12? Or do you need a specific blood test?

Can a CBC detect vitamin deficiency like b12? Or do you need a specific blood test?

Red blood cell size: A CBC includes a test called the MCV (mean corpuscular volume). If the MCV is too high, that can indicate a Vit. B-12 and / or Vit B-6 deficiency. If the MCV is too low, then it can indicate an iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Hello. I am 25 year male. I have normal blood count and test show. Deficiency in vitamin B12 level and I have always this feverish feeling?

Hello. I am 25 year male. I have normal blood count and test show. Deficiency in vitamin B12 level and I have always this feverish feeling?

Blood count: Can be normal for B12 deficiency can affect the nervous system wihout affecting blood. The only way to find out whether the symptoms are due to B12 def is to have a series of B12 injections. There is also a sublingual administered tablet containing folate (folic acid) and b12. ...Read more

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Blood Test results shows Vitamin D is 9.4 (ng/ml) and B12 is 97 PG/ML. Also getting frequent burps. Doctor suggested to take Meganeuron capsule.

Need D3,? need shots: You need to take Vit D3, which is not in Meganeuron. I advise 10, 000 iu/day for 3 months, then 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal level 0f 50-80 (see http://tinyurl. Com/mkjempg).
There's a good chance you're low in B12 because of the Razo D, which blocks HCl you need to absorb B12. Thus oral B12 may not raise your levels & you may need B12 shots. Recheck levels soon. See http://tinyurl. Com/o6vr5sy ...Read more

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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for many years now. Recent blood test showed a B12 deficiency. Was recommended a B100 complex vitamin. Will this interact with Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for many years now. Recent blood test showed a B12 deficiency. Was recommended a B100 complex vitamin. Will this interact with Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Should be fine: B-vitamin supplements or multi-vitamin supplements should not interact with birth control pills. The effectiveness of the birth control pills does not decrease just because a person is taking typical over-the-counter vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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Would vitamin B12 injections help with severe fatigue & brain fog? I've had every possibly test which all was normal other than low blood pressure.

Would vitamin B12 injections help with severe fatigue & brain fog? I've had every possibly test which all was normal other than low blood pressure.

Probably not but...: It is crucial to find and treat the cause. I am sure you have not had every possible test. If you are low in B12 it can help but otherwise may not help much. You may not have adequate thyroid treatment- see http://tinyurl. Com/6gvsxqu
Low BP is often a sign of adrenal fatigue- see http://www. Adrenalfatigue. Org/
You might have heavy metal toxicity or chronic infections like Lyme disease.See comment: ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 affect blood oressure medicine?

No: There should be no interaction between the two. ...Read more

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Is 1500 pg/ml blood result for vitamin B12 dangerous?

No: It probably means that B12 is accumulating and not being used. Folate (folic acid) may be high also. In a case that I reported, symptoms disappeared and B12 and folate (folic acid) dropped to normal levels when the patient received large doses of b1. (lonsdale d. Recurrent febrile lymphadenopathy treated with large doses of vitamin b1: report of two cases. Dev pharmacol ther 1980;1:254-64. Ask your doc: see if he can find. ...Read more

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What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

Not available in US: In us we use vitb12 injectable, nasal spray or orally to correct vit B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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I'm 27 yrs. Old. Blood results today: ALT: 56 and Vitamin B12: 993. Don't drink. Last years blood exam was fine. What could this mean? Thank you

Any medications?: 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, your B12 level is okay. ALT is slightly elevated. If you are taking any medications, that may explain the rise. Please discuss the need to be tested for hepatitis, with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between taking vitamin B12 and the risk of blood clots?

Is there a connection between taking vitamin B12 and the risk of blood clots?

No: It was thought that B12 supplementation would help to reduce elevated homocysteine levels and reduce the risk of arterial and venous clotting that can be associated with too much homocysteine. We now know that isn't the case. B12 should have no effect. ...Read more