3 doctors weighed in:

After my bloods results my doctor has put me on folic acid pills...Why? Im already on thiamine and vit b strong.

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anemic? Pregnant?

There are a few reasons to start someone on folate (folic acid).
First is if they are deficient. This might show up as a type of anemia called macrocytic anemia. Once the anemia is discovered, a B12 and folate (folic acid) level are drawn to determine which deficiency is causing it. Another reason is if you plan to become pregnant or are pregnant as this prevents certain defects.

In brief: Anemic? Pregnant?

There are a few reasons to start someone on folate (folic acid).
First is if they are deficient. This might show up as a type of anemia called macrocytic anemia. Once the anemia is discovered, a B12 and folate (folic acid) level are drawn to determine which deficiency is causing it. Another reason is if you plan to become pregnant or are pregnant as this prevents certain defects.
Dr. Glenn Skow
Dr. Glenn Skow
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors