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Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a crucial vitamin that is needed for maintaining brain function, nerve tissue, and the production of red blood cells. The foods rich in vitamin B12 are beef, pork, ham, lamb, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause psychosis, mania, and dementia.

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Why is there numbness with tingling sensation in my right hand ring finger?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a month, I carried heavy grocery bags and after that my right-hand ring finger got numb with a tingling sensation. It is persistent for the past one month.  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Carrying heavy grocery bags just once will not cause any numbness in ring finger with a tingling sensation. Do you work for long hours on a computer using the keyboard? Your symptoms indicate nerve entrapment like carpal tunnel syndrome. Even, if your nerve is injured w...  Read Full »

I have elevated vitamin B12 levels and blurry vision. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got my laboratory test done for vitamin B12. The levels are increased. My LFT tests were normal. I also have blurry vision, a sour mouth, and backbone pain. What is your first advice? What additional tests are needed? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Usually, myeloproliferative neoplasms, kidney diseases, and liver diseases are some of the causes of high vitamin B12 (cobalamin) levels. If you have taken supplements containing vitamin B12, then your B12 can b...  Read Full »

I need a second opinion on my oral thrush. What could be causing this?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had an oral thrush. I was taking Candid Mouth Paint and Hexidine Mouth Wash to clear it. It was cleared after two days of using but after two days it started to get black in color. I was still using the above medications, but now I have stopped taking the all oral medication...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern about your erythematous tongue. As per your history, symptoms, and signs, it seems to me that you are having a drug-induced lichenoid reaction. Kindly let me know if you have taken any painkillers or...  Read Full »

Can I take Vitamin B12 with Seroxat?

Query: Hi doctor, Can I take vitamin B12 with Seroxat?  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Seroxat is Paroxetine and is an SSRI drug. You can take Vitamin B12 with this drug without any worries. Cyanocobalamin or Methylcobalamine either of the form you can take. This will not cause any drug interdictions. Take care.   Read Full »

What does the gradual increase in my mother's MCV and MCH indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 60 years old, is currently under treatment for hypothyroidism, hypertension and stage 2 osteoarthritis of knee joints. She is currently on the following medicines: Eltroxin 50 mcg, Olmezest 20 mg, Gemcal D3 and E-cod Plus. I have attached a copy of her recent kidney, thy...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Yes, vitamin B12, folic acid, and iron levels are normal at present. The present macro ovalocytes and macro platelets are indicative of deficiency. Maybe for a short period due to infection or stress, there was deficiency...  Read Full »

Is the dripping of urine normal after UTI treatment in me?

Query: Hello doctor, About a couple of months ago, I had severe pain in my left leg, I went to the doctor and it turns out I have a UTI and there were ketones and my fasting blood sugar was 121. The doctor gave me some antibiotics and some pain killers and Vitamin B. The pain was almost gone but there was...  Read Full »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your question that one month ago you had left leg pain and you also have a recurrent urinary tract infection. You are a young woman, no diabetes because I saw your HbA1c report that is less than 6.5 which means you do not have any diabetes mellitus. Coming to you...  Read Full »

I am suffering from brain fog and mental fatigue. Can drinking less water be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past several years, I am suffering from brain fog, mental fatigue and poor concentration. I have consulted so many doctors, but it was not cured. However, I came to know from one of my friends that drinking less water cause these type of problems. After hearing this, I noticed tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Indeed, it's accurate that insufficient water intake can lead to symptoms like dehydration, possibly accompanied by reduced levels of essential micronutrients in the bloodstream, resulting in such manifestations. Your recent adjustment to consuming 4 liters of water dail...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of left hand and leg pain caused due to vitamin B12 and TSH level issues?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing pain in my left hand, as well as occasional back pain and leg pain. My vitamin B12 level is 187 pg/mL, and my hs-CRP is 3.9 mg/L. Additionally, my TSH value is 5.98 IU/L. Fortunately, my ECG results came back normal, showing sinus rhythm as normal. Please give your sug...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns regarding your multiple-site pain. After reviewing your reports and considering your high vitamin B12 and hs-CRP (high sensitive C-reactive protein) levels (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), I suggest you to tae vitam...  Read Full »

Please comment on the abnormal values in my blood test report.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 56 year old male. I got my blood tests done recently. Kindly advice on what is required like medicines or tonics. I am an engineering manager in a corporate field. I am not taking any medicines as of now. I am generally healthy and follow a normal office routine of 10 AM to 7 PM...  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Many of the values are abnormal. You have a vitamin B12 deficiency. That is the reason the MCV (mean corpuscular volume) value is increased in the complete hemogram. Amylase level is also inc...  Read Full »

Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, My best friend has been suffering lately from deficiency of vitamin B12. Our doctor informed us that he suffers from depression and anxiety because of vitamin deficiency. Is it possible? His dad died when he was 10, so I observed that he takes it so seriously when he feels that he is n...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonia Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, vitamin B12 deficiency causes severe depression. Also, thoughts like not being able to fulfil duties can induce guilt and worse depression. Please take your friend to a psychiatrist for treatment with a combination of antidepressants and cognitive behavior therap...  Read Full »

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