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Will I need b-12 injections now that I had 12 inches of ileum removed?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Maybe

The ileum is 75 to 150 inches long so losing 12 inches may or may not affect your B12 absorption.
You should be tested after a month or so to be sure.

In brief: Maybe

The ileum is 75 to 150 inches long so losing 12 inches may or may not affect your B12 absorption.
You should be tested after a month or so to be sure.
Dr. Steven Charlap
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