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High B 12 results from blood test with all other

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

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Posted on Sat, 9 Feb 2019 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: High B 12 results from blood test with all other markers normal. Not taking b12 supplements
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
A number of causes

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but this could be due to liver or kidney insufficiency or due to gastroenteritis. I would recommend that you get a blood test to check on your liver functions including SGOT and SGPT along with a blood test to check on your kidney functions including urea and creatinine.. If both are normal then please get a stool analysis to exclude gastroenteritis. I hope you find this helpful
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 40 minutes later
Thanks. I would note further that I have had a full blood work up and all my tests came back normal but for a slightly high urea number. I also had a full CT scan of the abdomen a few months ago which came back all fine (including kidney and liver). Would you suggest any other tests?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Dehydration

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, hello again.. since all your tests are within normal ranges except for urea then this is probably due to dehydration.. I would recommend that you keep yourself adequately hydrated with at least eight cups of water daily.. I hope you find this helpful..
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