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Vitamin B12 And Low Platelets
Not much: High B12 is never worrisome. Low platelets, especially if below 100, 000, need to be addressed with a physician who knows how to do a differential diagnosis and workup. Eosinophils over an absolute count of maybe 1000 should prompt a good history and physical exam and perhaps stool for ova and parasites. Labs are adjuncts to diagnosis and ranges are set to flag a few % of healthies. ...Read more
Need eval: Need more detail information. Those three could be related or unrelated- thus, much more info are needed. Some other blood test, sono of abdomen and may include bone marrow biopsy if the level of abnormality is very significant. Go to see pcp and you may need to see a hematologist if the abnormality is significant. ...Read more
4 year old female always had low Vitamin B12 had high infection 4 weeks ago now has platelet count well above average white blood cell count increased?
Check again: Often blood cell abnormalities come and go for a variety of reasons. I would recommend you see your pediatrician or family doctor and have your child thoroughly examined. A normal exam will be very reassuring. I would also repeat the blood tests in a week or two and compare. I would also talk to the doctor about diet and vitamins for the B12 deficiency. ...Read more
Took 2 CBC test within two weeks and a vitamin B12 & folate (folic acid) test. B12: 672 folate (folic acid): 15.5 platelets decreased from 276 to 254. Eos (1) basos increased by 1, hgb increased by 1.0, hct increased by 2.5?
Plasma Vitamin D <4.2 ng/mL Serum Vitamin B12 -197 Serum TSH-2.805 Serun Alkaline Phosphatase-356 WBC-3300 MCV-103 MCH-34 Platelet-141k?
Need Vits D3 and B12: You are severely deficient in Vitamins D3 and B12. I recommend 10, 000 IU of Vit D3 per day, and 1, 000 mcg methylcobalamin each day. Your D3 levels should be 60-70 ng/dl. ...Read more
My aunt’s kidney functioning (GFR) is 40 (low). She is supplementing with vitamin B12 (1, 000mcg) 1, 600% RDA daily. Is this safe with CKD??
Not doing any good: At a gfr of 40 taking large dose of B12 is not doing any harm, but not doing any good either. It is just lightening your aunt's wallet. ...Read more
Yes, but other: Causes are more common. You may not taking enough of these vitamins with your diet. Try taking 5000 units of vitamin D3 daily for three months and retest. B12 is more complicated, if you have poor absorption you will need injection of B12. For now try taking about 50 micrograms of B12 daily by mouth and recheck in about 3 months. ...Read more
Normal: Normal ranges of vitb12 =200-600pg/ml.. Therefore you don't need to supplement it. However, taking extra B12 does no harm as the body excretes what is not needed. ...Read more
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Good question: It depends more on how long it is low. The longer the B12 level is low is more important then the level. Hope this helps. ...Read more
B12: Generally less than 200 pg/ml.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take to feel a difference from vitamin B12 injection I have mgus neuropathy and they said I was very low. 1pill a day 1injection. G?
I have my vitamin B12 in a low level at 150, is it dangerous and what should I do to increase it. And does the lack of this vitamin slow the metabolisme?
Low Vit B12.: Low vit B12 (vit B12 deficiency) usually at levels below 200, and reportedly at levels below 400 may lead to permanent neurological damage. It is easily treated with once monthly injections or by over the counter supplementation with the subligunal form being preferred. The quality of the lab testing & other factors may lead to falsely low results. ...Read more
Possible causes: You could have a low b-12 if you are vegetarian, have been for several years and don't take supplemental b-12. It could be low if you don't make intrinsic factor. This is made in the stomach and is needed to absorb b-12. Lack of intrinsic factor is usually an autoimmune disorder. You could have low b-12 due to taking proton pump inhibitors for a long time as stomach acid is needed as well. ...Read more
How low and which parameters did you check?
I will go with iron rich food and B12 rich food first depending on how low the levels are...
If very low, sometimes oral supplementation may not be sufficient. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the references in the lab in which it was performed. However, this value is usually borderline low. In this case, we check another blood test for homocysteine and methylmalonic acid levels, which should be elevated in vitamin B12 deficiency. If confirmed, further testing is needed and should be treated. Good luck.. ...Read more
Is a vitamin B12 level of 453 low? I've been having these odd prickly tingles all over body. Since taking b12 supp. They have gone away. Thoughts?
See below: B12 of 453 is not low, however if B12 supplement is relieving your symptoms there is not harm in continuing to take it. ...Read more
Not typically: Vitamin B12 along with vitamin b6 and Folic Acid have a crucial role in nerve function. Low or high levels of vitamin B12 can cause symptoms affecting the nervous system; however, to have a one-sided foot drop and a mono neuritis (one nerve) multiplex is not as common - it's usually systemic (overall). Talk to your primary care physician for a complete work-up, a possible referral to neurology. ...Read more
And your question?:
I'm not sure what you are asking. Yes, vit d deficiency can cause fatigue. It is easy to correct with 5-8000 iu of d3/day. B12 deficiency can be serious too- try 1000 mcg of sublingual b12/day ; if that does not help try injections. See http://bit. Ly/1fnt3ox ; http://bit. Ly/1607tg3
if fatigue persists after correcting then see a good doc to explore the many other possible causes of fatigue. ...Read more