My vitamin B12 level is 118, but RBC and hemoglobin are normal. Is it this anemia? I have weakness, fatigue, palpitation, shortness of breath, neuropathy

Remember. You don't have to be anemic to have vitamin B12 deficiency. Your issues very much could be related to vitamin B12 deficiency without a complicating anemia. You should review supplementation with your doctor.

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Please what's the difference between pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency. My iron levels are perfect. I'm getting injections for vitamin b12.

Intrinsic factor. Vitamin B12 is present in meat and animal protein foods. Absorption of B12 occurs in the intestine (ileum) and requires intrinsic factor (IF), made by stomach cells. In pernicious anemia, IF production is deficient, and results in anemia, a reduction in hemoglobin/hematocrit. One can be vitamin B12 deficient without becoming anemic and/or without having deficient IF. Best wishes:) Read more...

I have peripheral neuropathy and have been bolo tested for diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, etc. All normal. Any ideas or suggestions what to do nex?

Have it evaluated. Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. Read more...

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...

My mom was diagnosed a few years ago with vitamin B12 deficiency/anemia. Could this be a genetic thing?

Not exactly. Pernicious anemia as cause of B12 deficiency is an autoimmune disease. The tendency to develop autoimmune disease is genetic, but not specific for a particular condition. It is not like eye color where you can predict with certainty what will happen. Autoimmune disease is part genetic, but something else has to happen to trigger it. Read more...

Hi I have vitamin B12 Deficiency. Doc didn't say pernicious anemia. Everyone said I'm going to get cancers. God im so scared. I've started injections?

B12 def. Are you vegetarian or vegan, they have B12 issues at times because B12 sources are animal. May also be ileitis or intestinal issues where B12 is absorbed ( if not pernicious anemia) or dietary/ age. If you are on injections and you level are adequate ( I like above 400) I would not be concerned ,don't worry. Read more...

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...

Why we treat megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency with folates (folic acid)?

We don't. Megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency is treated with b12. Folate (folic acid) deficiency also causes meg. Anemia. Some with B12 deficiency are also deficient in b12, but if one has low B12 ; isn't deficient in folate (folic acid) there's no need to supplement with it. But it won't hurt to take folate (folic acid);if you're among the 1/3 of people with problems converting Folic Acid to it's active form you should take l-5-mthf. Read more...