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What could cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

What could cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

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

Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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Please answer! What would cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

Please answer! What would cause a low platelet, high eosinophil and a high vitamin b12?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Blood test results: All those test results sound normal. It's also normal for there to be some variation in the platelets and other values from week to week and even day to day. Some of that is impacted by how hydrated you are when having the tests done. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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??

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

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Can liver problems cause low levels of vitamin D and vitamin b12?

Can liver problems cause low levels of vitamin D and vitamin b12?

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

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How low does level of vitamin B12 need to be considered deficiency anemia?

How low does level of vitamin B12 need to be considered deficiency anemia?

Low B12: Values of less than 200 pg/ml are a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency. People with this deficiency are likely to have or develop symptoms. Older adults with vitamin B12 levels between 200 and 500 pg/ml may also have symptoms. ...Read more

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Is 420.8 pg/ml of vitamin B12 low in blood? Does this need a supplement?

Is 420.8 pg/ml of vitamin B12 low in blood? Does this need a supplement?

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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My vitamin B12 levels are pretty low. Around 80 pg/ml. Is it possible I have anemia.?

No guessing: I cannot imagine any physician measuring a vitamin level without including the more important blood cell count test. One does not just guess anemia. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 low level cause weight loss ans vitamin B12 supplement cause gain in weight?

Does vitamin B12 low level cause weight loss ans vitamin B12 supplement cause gain in weight?

No: Vitamin B12 is needed for making blood cells, proper function of the nervous system and for the function of many enzymes in the body. It doesn't have a major effect on weight. ...Read more

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Symptoms of vitamin B12 low?

Many: Main ones are: fatigue, neurological symptoms (like numbness ; tingling), GI symptoms (like nausea, GI upset) and weight loss. ...Read more

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Will a vitamin B12 deficiency lead to low hemoglobin?

Will a vitamin B12 deficiency lead to low hemoglobin?

Yes: It will lead to a macrocytic (large blood cell) hypochromic (low hemoglobin) type of anemia. ...Read more

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How low does ones vitamin B12 level need to be to reach anemia?

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

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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?

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?

Quick: Improvement of B12 deficiency symptoms with B12 injection can be fairly rapid, with some patients reportedly feeling more energetic the same day.
Neuropathy may or may not be due to B12 deficiency, and as such, improvement may be variable. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can low vitamin B12 cause irregular heart beat?

No: B12 is involved in blood cell formation and nervous system function. Its deficiency can result in macrocytic (large blood cell size), and a host of neurological and GI symptoms. Some feel stamina and energy level might be affected. No connection to irregular heartbeat. ...Read more

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Why would ihave low vitamin b12?

Why would ihave low vitamin b12?

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

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Do health consequences result from having low vitamin b12? If so, what are they?

Do health consequences result from having low vitamin b12? If so, what are they?

Anemia, nerve damage: Low vitamin B12 can cause anemia, nerve damage and symptoms such as weakness, tingling, numbness, depression among other symptoms. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do when you have low iron and low vitamin b12?

Please tell me what to do when you have low iron and low vitamin b12?

How low?: 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

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My ferritin is low 5.5 and my vitamin b12 is on the end of low but not considered low yet. Are they linked together?

Could be: Deficiency of iron and B12 could be due to poor dietary intake or malabsorption. It would be prudent to consult a GI specialist for an evaluation. There are many good gastroenterologists at UPMC.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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My vitamin B12 test come back at 223 is this to low?

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

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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

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What causes extremely low vitamin d and vitamin B12 folate?

What causes extremely low vitamin d and vitamin B12 folate?

Depends: Sometimes it can be malabsorption, which can be due to gluten sensitivity. Gluten beats up the gut cells and the gut, and decreases the ability to absorb certain things. Commonly we see such people low in d, B12 and iron as well as magnesium and zinc. ...Read more

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Can foot drop and mononeuritis multiplex be solely caused by low vitamin b12?

Can foot drop and mononeuritis multiplex be solely caused by low vitamin b12?

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

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Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

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

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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