I was diagnosed with B12 deficiency. Does this mean I have anaemia? Or Pernicious Anaemia?

Not yet. However, it's very serious. If you're a non-supplementing vegetarian, this is a life-and-death warning. You may have trouble absorbing B12 for whatever reason, and you can feel unwell long before this makes you anemic. Please follow up with your physician, who may do a diagnostic workup and/or simply start you on lifelong replacement. Best wishes.

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I have symptoms of B12 deficiency. Sister & grandmother pernicious anaemia. B12 is 306. RBC & Hct low. MCH high. Doctor ruling out PA. Opinion? I'm 34

If you were my. patient, I would treat you for B12 deficiency after also checking MMA (methylmalonic acid) and homocysteine. 200 pg/ml is usually considered the lower limit of normal but with modest anemia, elevated MCH, symptoms and family history I would go ahead and treat you. I hope you feel better soon. Stay well:) Read more...

I was wondering is B12 deficiency the same as pernicious anemia?

Related. Technically, pernicious anemia (pa) is due to low B12 levels caused by changes in the stomach resulting in decreased ability to absorb the B12 from a lack of something called "intrinsic factor." there are other causes of B12 deficiency that technically are not pa. Today, tests can find B12 deficiency before someone has symptomatic anemia so deficiency by itself is not always pa. Read more...

Can tea be bad for you if you have a B12 deficiency or penicious anemia? Or not help your blood count?

You're okay. Tea contains tannins that interfere some with iron absorption in folks who are iron deficient. Too much can make you sick, as with many other things. It's not going to impact an anemia caused by B12 deficiency from any cause. Read more...