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 my left foot numb?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 39 year old male. My height is 6 feet and I weigh 81 kg. Right side of my left foot is having numbness though it is not 100% numb. The left side of the foot has little pain. I get a feeling that there is some blockage in the blood flow though it might not be the case. I am a reg...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned numbness in the inner part of the left foot as your main symptom. Most commonly numbness is a manifestation of a nerve involvement, it can be compression of the nerve at an anatomical site like in back or anywhere along the course of the nerve or it ...  Read Full »

Why makes the bottom of the feet feel swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having issues with my feet. I feel that they are swollen and numb, but they are not swollen and also there is no discoloration. I do not have any chest pain, lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath or any unusual pain and ache anywhere else. This usually happens while sitting...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These symptoms suggest that you are having nerve pain. Nerve pain usually requires some special medications. So, I suggest tablet Pregabalin 75 mg twice daily in the morning and at night for 30 days before food. Continue your B12 vitamin tablets for 30 days. This is a ner...  Read Full »

What supplements to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 year old female and I have been confirmed pregnant today, both in urine and blood. This is the first time I have got pregnant naturally. I have had no gynecological complication so far. We have been attempting since last one year and have had follicular study regularly every mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I like to clear that you need not have to take so many supplements and medicines from now. This is useless and often undesirable. The recommendation is to take Folic acid 5 mg once a day and if needed some tablets for nausea, Doxylamine, iron, calcium and...  Read Full »

Suffering from depression & taking medicines, how long will the treatment last?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, started studying at a renowned entrance exam coaching center from last year. His mother has accompanied him since then. However, we noticed that he is suffering from depression. Immediately, he was referred to a psychiatrist. He also underwent some counseling ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your son is a 15 year old student and has been diagnosed with depressive disorder for the last one year. A lot of students at this age when faced with change of place, friends, situations and burden of studies develop depressive sympto...  Read Full »

Why did I not get periods from two months, and my Hb is 7?

Query: Hi, I am a 23 year old female. I am not pregnant, but my period has suddenly stopped from the last month. I have found that my hemoglobin is very low at 7. Please give me your valuable advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to confirm the absence of pregnancy by getting a serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test done. This is because urine pregnancy test does not detect minute pregnancy and treatment for a pregnant and a non-pregnant patient is entirely different. If y...  Read Full »

What causes pins and needles sensation in the face?

Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, when I woke up in the morning, I felt pins and needles above my eyebrows and nose. I had an MRI and no tumors were detected. I think the nerve may have been attacked by a virus. It cleared up completely within six weeks, except the nose and it still tingles at bridge when I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you rightly observed, the abnormal sensations could have been because of viral effect on the nerve. It is the ophthalmic division of the fifth cranial nerve (eye division of trigeminal nerve), which supplies the face above the tip of the nose. The virus may be one of t...  Read Full »

How to improve my hemoglobin level?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had RARP surgery for prostate cancer. My Hb level post surgery fell to 10.8 and I was advised to stay on iron supplement Dexorange Syrup one teaspoon thrice daily after meals. In view of ongoing treatment for erosive gastritis, which is now under control, the Iron supplement...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The hemoglobin level is improving. However, it has not improved to the levels that we will be satisfied to stop supplements. I am also not in favor of continuing su...  Read Full »

Why do I often stop and thing during a conversation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some speech problem. I miss the word while talking and I am not conveying it properly. I have to stop and think for a while to continue the conversation. This happens many times a day. My current medication is tablet Vilazine 40. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If this problem is there from your childhood, then this is a part of your stammering. If you have developed this problem later in life, then you would need to get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain. Also, check your thyroid profile and vitamin B12 levels. T...  Read Full »

What are SGOT and SGPT?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tested for SGPT and SGOT. The result indicates that I have SGPT 214 and SGOT 197. Now what shall I do? Please suggest me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to improve WBC count after chemotherapy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I am suffering from acute lymphoblastic lymphoma and I am going to finish my last chemotherapy. My WBC count has reduced due to discontinuation of GCSF. After the completion of chemotherapy session, how to recover WBC count? Please suggest me.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. GCSF (granulocyte-colony stimulating factor) is given for immediate recovery followed by chemotherapy as chemotherapy causes excessive suppression of the bone marrow. The body has its own mechanism to produce GCSF and it will take usually a few weeks to start producing an...  Read Full »

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