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I have just found out I have low vitamin b12 levels, I'm having

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I have just found out I have low vitamin b12 levels, I'm having 6 injections over the next 3 weeks and then 1 every 3 months. I have yet to get real answers from my doctor as they are pretty useless but why does this happen and how long will I need these injections? Thank you
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 7 months ago.
Thank you for your question.It depends on what the cause of your low vitamin B12 was found to be.Can you please let me know what the cause of your low vitamin B12 was?Please let me know.Regards
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't know as the doctors haven't said and haven't done anymore test. I don't really know anything about what, why regarding b12 levels!
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 7 months ago.
Thank you for your response.The most common cause of low vitamin B12 is pernicious anemia which is a condition where antibodies form against intrinsic factor which is responsible for the absorption of the vitamin B12 inside our body.In this particular condition you would require vitamin B12 injectinos for the rest of your life (once every three months).Let me know if you have more questions.Please rate me by clicking on one of the rating options at the top right hand corner when you are done asking.Kindest regards
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** have a few more questions.
I have just been diagnosed with trigaminal neuragia, is that linked to the vitamin b 12? Also six months ago my doctor did a blood test after me going to the doctors time n time again saying how tired n awfull I was feeling and she told me my blood cells were the wrong shape and that I needed to take iron tablets, was that an indication of the v b 12? Should she have given me more tests?
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 7 months ago.
No TN is not related to low vitamin B12 levles at all.Yes tiredness and feeling awful is certainly a sign of low vitamin B12 and can also happen with low iron as well.Yes she should have given you more tests at that stage.Let me know if you have more questions.Please rate me by clicking on one of the rating options at the top right hand corner when you are done asking.Kindest regards
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Can low v b 12 be serious?
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 7 months ago.
In the vast majority of cases low vitamin B12 is not serious and can be easily treated with therapy. I would appreciate a rating before we proceed. This session is open Regards
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 7 months ago.
This session is open for any number of further questions that you may have.I would appreciate it if you rate me by clicking on one of the rating options at your end as that is the only way I am credited on here for helping you out.Kindest regards

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