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What are the symptoms of vitamin B 12 deficiency?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: I had problem of b12 deficiency 2 years back. now I am. again feeling tiredness tingling in fingers dry mouth ulcers on cheeks from inside.. could
you please suggest if it is due to b12. deficiency. what are the symptoms of b12 deficiency?
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms of B12 deficiency

Detailed Answer:
Good day

B12 deficiency is usually uncommon in non vegetarians. one of the causes of B12 deficiency is pernicious anemia which is a type of immune disorder where stomach lack chemicals to absorb vitamin B12. It may be a good idea to test for pernicious anemia in your case.
Vitamin B12 deficiency commonly cause tiredness, Weakness, lack of concentration, poor memory, tingling in fingers and toes, burning sensation In feet, sometimes slipping of footwear , difficulty in walking etc.
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Binu
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Follow up: Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (11 minutes later)
thank you doctor. I am vegetarian . I will get tested for test suggested
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Nuts

Detailed Answer:
okay. There is very less B12 from vegetarian source. Nuts are good source of Vitamin B12 but very much inferior to animal sources.
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Binu
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Follow up: Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (32 hours later)
i did test for b12 . it shows deficient
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Low levels. Need test for Pernicious anemia

Detailed Answer:
Yes, it is low. You need Vitamin b12 supplements. Being a vegetarian is a risk factor. Please discuss with your doctor about pernicious anemia and kindly get a test done for it.


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Follow up: Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (20 hours later)
i am currently out of XXXXXXX will consult with doctor once I am back in 2 weeks. till then I have started b12 supplement tablets .. i can feel swollen glands under jawline..is anything serious?
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (35 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Enlarged lymphnodes

Detailed Answer:
Sure. Swollen glands under jawline are likely inflammed lymphnodes. Do you have any sorethroat or throat pain?
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Follow up: Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (1 hour later)
I had sore throat one week back.. now I have toothache. on both side in the last two teeth. dry mouth and rough tongue. no problem with eating and swallowing..but this swelling is present from 1 week.. I can feel swelling only when I press it. plz guide
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Lymphnodes

Detailed Answer:
Okay,, sounds very much like a lymphnode enlargement. Avoid massaging or squeezing it. Inflamed lymphnodes normaly reduce in size over couple of weeks.
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What are the symptoms of vitamin B 12 deficiency?

Brief Answer: Symptoms of B12 deficiency Detailed Answer: Good day B12 deficiency is usually uncommon in non vegetarians. one of the causes of B12 deficiency is pernicious anemia which is a type of immune disorder where stomach lack chemicals to absorb vitamin B12. It may be a good idea to test for pernicious anemia in your case. Vitamin B12 deficiency commonly cause tiredness, Weakness, lack of concentration, poor memory, tingling in fingers and toes, burning sensation In feet, sometimes slipping of footwear , difficulty in walking etc. Regards Binu