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Hi I have hashimoto disease. Will this cause a low B12 level or a high white blood count?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Hashimotos will not directly lower your B12 level or elevate your white count.

In brief: No

Hashimotos will not directly lower your B12 level or elevate your white count.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Arold Augustin
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Hashimoto's thyroid

In the absence of another autoimmune disease, such as pernicious anemia, there should not be any B12 problem. Regarding the high white count, it cannot be explained only by hashimoto's thyroiditis.

In brief: Hashimoto's thyroid

In the absence of another autoimmune disease, such as pernicious anemia, there should not be any B12 problem. Regarding the high white count, it cannot be explained only by hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Dr. Arold Augustin
Dr. Arold Augustin
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Neither

They are independent of your thyroid problem.

In brief: Neither

They are independent of your thyroid problem.
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: No and yes

Won't affect B12 unless your thyroid level is low.
Can cause transient elevation if white blood cell count, but it is not common.

In brief: No and yes

Won't affect B12 unless your thyroid level is low.
Can cause transient elevation if white blood cell count, but it is not common.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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