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What could cause numbness at the tip of the tongue?

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Posted on Thu, 22 Apr 2021
Question: Tip of tongue numbness
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get blood tested as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Get a vitamin B 12 levels measured.
Vitamin B 12 supplements can be taken.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (40 minutes later)
My B12 level is 1,179. I started taking B12 vitamins about 2 months ago.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Continue same treatment

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,
If report is normal then nothing to worry.

Please note, Brain MRI may be required if the numbness increases despite this treatment.

Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (3 hours later)
Is a level of 1,179 too high for vitamin B12?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (21 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Higher levels signifies supplemental intake

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Vitamin B 12 is water soluble and it's higher levels are not harmful.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (1 hour later)
Should I continue to take B12?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Stop for few months

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
You can stop for 1-2 months.
Can restart if levels decrease.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What could cause numbness at the tip of the tongue?

Brief Answer: Get blood tested as advised Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concern. Get a vitamin B 12 levels measured. Vitamin B 12 supplements can be taken. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist