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I have just had my blood results showing anemia despite having

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I have just had my blood results showing anemia despite having b12 injectins what could be the problem
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question

Do you know what your MCV is? It should be on the blood count
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Not sure...

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
This should be investigated further Paula

There are a lot of other things that can cause anemia.

iron deficiency

Celiac disease

thyroid problems

I would recommend that these three be tested for first.

They are all very common and can explain anemia.

They are simple blood tests.

The MCV is helpful in determining a likely cause as well. It indicates the size of a red blood cell and can help steer the diagnosis

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
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