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Suggest treatment for vitamin B12 deficiency

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Posted on Fri, 17 Mar 2017
Question: My doctor called me nearly three months after my annual physical to say that he’d just got a follow-up lab report indicating I need to boost my level of Vitamin B-12. He prescribed a shot once a week for four weeks plus a daily 1000-mg pill.

Three questions:

Is it normal to take nearly three months to discover a deficit of B-12 from a blood sample?

Is the dose a high level, low level, standard?

What will be the benefit one my B-12 level is back to where it should be?

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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you are taking right treatment.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.

You have vitamin B12 is low.

It can be detected directly from complete blood count and vitamin B12 level.

In vitamin B12 deficiency injectable and oral supplements are given for long time. Your dosage are correct.

It will help to improve your hemoglobin and neural functions. So continue your treatment according to advise.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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Brief Answer: Yes you are taking right treatment. Detailed Answer: Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You have vitamin B12 is low. It can be detected directly from complete blood count and vitamin B12 level. In vitamin B12 deficiency injectable and oral supplements are given for long time. Your dosage are correct. It will help to improve your hemoglobin and neural functions. So continue your treatment according to advise. Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.