Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 is normally found in animal-based foods, like meat, egg, fish, milk, and dairy, so most vegetarians suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency. The symptoms are tiredness, feeling lightheaded, pale skin, tingling sensation, muscle weakness, etc.

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After doing filling, I have numbness in my tongue sometimes. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,For about a week, the right end of my tongue has been feeling just a little numb and swelling. It would come and go a little bit throughout the day. It does not hurt, but it is just annoying. Sometimes, I will rub the end of my tongue on my teeth, and I did not know if that would cause it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. You have mentioned that you are experiencing this kind of tongue numbness only for a week and also had a filling done recently. So, my question to you is, did you get any injections in the mouth during your d...  Read Full »

Can you please confirm my friend's diagnosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a general practitioner. I would like to consult with you regarding my friend, who has a normochromic normocytic anemia. His hemoglobin is currently 7.5. His diagnosis is not clear. I have all his laboratory data and bone marrow biopsy as well as aspiration if you want. He used to tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One thing for sure is that he is having periodic hemolysis with adequate bone marrow response and he has a severe vitamin B12 deficiency. His corrected RPI (reticulocyte production index) is 2.7%, which means that his bone marrow is responding to the anemia appr...  Read Full »

Can the burning sensation in my fingers while touching something be related to diabetes or hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diabetic and hypertensive. My problem is, if I touch anything with my fingers, I get a burning sensation and I drop it down. Please advise me on this.  Read Full »


Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your complaints and previous history of diabetes, I think you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy secondary to diabetes mellitus. I will recommend some medications as mentioned below. Also, some investigations are to be performed. Investigations to be done ...  Read Full »

I have been having numbness in my left hand and fingers. What could be a reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having numbness for the last few days on half of my left hand and little finger. I was working in an IT company. I think it happened because of my eight hours of work time as I placed my hand on the table using the keyboard for a long time. I have used the hand strengtheners...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The numbness is mostly due to pressure anesthesia of the nerve. Try to change hand posture. Avoid long sitting in one position. Get your vitamin B12 and D3 levels checked as deficiency of these can also cause similar symptoms. Thank you.  Read Full »

Can anxiety and B12 deficiency cause sudden chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, After having anxiety, my health condition started going down. Until that day, I was active. I use to do jogging, yoga, and play tennis every day. after that, I was not having good sleep. I got chest pain and severe constipation. My doctor told me to have Alprax 5 mg. After taking it, I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs in people who follow a strict vegetarian diet. Otherwise, it occurs rarely. I suggest you take B12 supplements. B12 deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia, neurological symptoms such as tingling, and numbness in d...  Read Full »

I have an occasional tingling sensation on the side of my nose. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a healthy 50-year-old female, and recently I have had a tingly sensation on the side of my nose. It is not constant. I am not experiencing these sensations anywhere else in my body, nor am I suffering weakness or pain. I have a low vitamin B12 and am an iron-deficient anemic. I am al...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. However, your symptoms do not suggest multiple sclerosis (MS), as they are very localized. As you suffer from low vitamin B12, it is possible that your symptoms are related to a small pinched nerve or damaged one due to vitamin B12 def...  Read Full »

Can low vitamin B12 cause vibration sensation in feet?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past one month I have been experiencing a feeling of something vibrating under my left foot. The feeling goes away when I walk, run or even rub my foot with any object. I find this quite distressing and I have been finding it very difficult to fall asleep. Two years back I wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to peripheral neuropathy, probably caused by low B12 levels. Anyway, a pinched nerve cannot be excluded. For this reason, I recommend performing nerve conduction studies in o...  Read Full »

I have indigestion, constipation, low appetite, weight loss, inability to gain weight, and anal itching. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from digestion issues, mostly bloating, from more than seven months. While taking medicines, I was feeling fine, and once I stopped them, my symptoms recurred. My present symptoms include indigestion, constipation, improper motions, low appetite, weight loss, inabilit...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). As far as your questions are concerned, the following are my answers. Just go on an empty stomach so that if required, they can do an endoscopy. All the tests can be performed on an empty stomach. I personal...  Read Full »

Why do I have a deficiency of vitamin B12?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 71-year-old female and I take tablet Lisinopril 200 mg for blood pressure and tablet Rosuvastatin 5 mg daily. My blood test shows that I have a vitamin B12 deficiency. My doctor thinks it is due to alcohol consumption. I do not drink a lot but I am vegan. Can being vegan be the r...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Alcohol seems less likely to be the cause of deficiency in your case. Alcohol taken daily for more than 60 ml for at least one year will cause this deficiency. I think this is not the case with you....  Read Full »

What is the treatment for kidney stones?

Query: Hello doctor, On a thoracic lumbar CT scan performed early this month, the radiologist found a 5 mm non-obstructive stone.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need not worry as the kidney stone is small in size and non-obstructive. No medicines are required at all. Just drink plenty of fluids and the stone would pass easily. I hope it helps you. If you have any further queries, please ask me. For more information consul...  Read Full »

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