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Previous ida. Now high B12 and folate (folic acid) levels. Ferritin result is not back. Significant hair loss and sob? Could high folate (folic acid) mask B12 deficiency? Thx

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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: Masks anemia only

High folate (folic acid) can mask megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency but does not affect B12 levels.
The high B12 levels you have are proof that you don't have B12 deficiency. I don't know what ida is. Hair loss ; sob can have many causes. It sounds like you are being evaluated for possible causes.

In brief: Masks anemia only

High folate (folic acid) can mask megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency but does not affect B12 levels.
The high B12 levels you have are proof that you don't have B12 deficiency. I don't know what ida is. Hair loss ; sob can have many causes. It sounds like you are being evaluated for possible causes.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
IDA = Iron deficiency anemia?
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