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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Can anxiety and B12 deficiency cause sudden chest pain?

Query: Currenlty I am having sudden muscle pain on left side of my chest above and left to nipple wihch makes me Anxious and fearful. No other symptoms are there I had checked up with Cariologist and found all test normal like ECG, ECHO 2D Cardiography, CT Coronary Angiography and now cardilogist is sugge...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query I have gone through all your reports and understood your concerns sir. Sir Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs in those who are strict vegetarian, otherwise this deficiency is rare. I would advise to take B12 supplements as well. B12 deficiency leads to megaloblastic anemia and neu...  Read Full »

Based on my CBC report, please suggest a further course of action.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 50 years old. I am getting muscle pain in legs if I walk a long distance. Also, I am an asthma patient and currently on Theo Asthalin forte tablet and inhaler. Today, I had a complete blood checkup. In the report, the following are highlighted. Total bilirubin count 1.31, red cell di...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Your vitamin B12 level is mildly low, which has resulted in early changes in RBC (red blood cell) size. In vitamin B12 deficiency, macrocytes are seen or MC...  Read Full »

Can low hemoglobin and vitamin B12 levels present as mild left-sided chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old woman. I have mild pain in the left side of the chest (below the neck and above the breast) and then sensation in the upper back from four days. It comes and goes. Sometimes it goes to the right side of the chest also. I have done my ECG and blood test 6 months ago...  Read Full »


Dr. Zirwa Sarfraz

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to ask you some more questions, do you have symptoms of acid peptic disease or GERD? Or any burning sensation in the epigastric region, the center of your chest (heartburn). If you do, it could also present as chest pain so I will guide you accordingly. ...  Read Full »

Is gallbladder removal necessary for gallstone problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have aches on the right side of the upper and lower abdomen as well as in the back that is below my shoulder blade. These aches have got worse over time in the past seven months. My doctor informed me that I have gallstones and that is the cause of my aches and pains. He said that I sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details posted. From the images posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is mild distension of the gallbladder can be noted, but the exact size of the gallstone is not seen clearly. Kindly upload the official report of t...  Read Full »

Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause dizziness while waking up from bed?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting dizziness while getting up from the bed for the past three days. My vitamin B12 is low in the report taken last month. Whether my dizziness is due to that or it is vertigo? Please suggest me some medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The giddiness does not appear due to vitamin deficiency. The symptoms are suggestive of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). We need to confirm the diagnosis. For this you have to provide details as follows. Is it spinning sensation or is it weakness? Does i...  Read Full »

How does DVT present?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old healthy female. All day today, I have had sharp pain in one tiny spot on my left hand. There is a tiny red mark that looks like a scratch, but it is not. It is not warm, but the pain is also spreading to my arm. I have also had the same type of pain in both my legs and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.DVT - deep vein thrombosis classically presents as sharp, unilateral limb pain with swelling, redness and extreme pain especially if someone tries to squeeze it.What you are explaining here is neuropathic pain. Your BMI is not low, but is on the lower side of the range ...  Read Full »

Why do I get symptoms like weight gain, fatigue and altered taste with negative HCG test?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I have been experiencing worsening symptoms over the past three months. I was thinking pregnancy but that was tested negative with a gynecologist and PC, two blood labs for HCG and one CBC, as well as a thyroid and hormone test. My symptoms are: frequent ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms apart from migraines are due to nerve involvement causing parosmia (altered taste sensation) most probably due to Vitamin B12 deficiency. Methylcobalamine (or vitamin B12) supplement 1500 mcg per day for a few weeks is usually advised and you are already t...  Read Full »

What does it mean when hemoglobin and hematocrit are high?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week I went to the doctor for several reasons like headche, weakness, tightness and pressure in the head and body pain. He ordered some blood work and chest x-ray. Doctor told me that chest x-ray report is good and he just told I have low vitamin B12 level and I have bacteria in s...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You had a complaint of left side abdominal pain with a headache. Hence gastritis can be the possibility and for that antibiotic and antacid course are prescribed. S...  Read Full »

Are breathlessness and swallowing difficulties related?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 years old female. I am suffering from breathlessness and cough since several months. Finally, I consulted a GP 20 days ago and had several tests done. They are TSH, lipid profile, CBP, chest x-ray, lung function test, liver and kidney functioning, blood sugar, urine test and ECG...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are happy to help you. Your problems are related. Basic derangement in your body can be classified into three main issues. Hypothyroidism. Anemia (low iron). Vitamin B12 and D deficiency. To correct hypothyroidism you have started Thyronorm (Levothyroxine Sodium), w...  Read Full »

My husband's vitamin D and B12 levels are low. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, This is for my husband. On Saturday, he had a master health check-up and a few values are not good. I would like to hear your opinion on those. He is 35 years old. His weight is 71.9 kg and height is 168 cm. The abnormal values are as follows: 1) Serum globulin 4.2 gm/dl - High (normal...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel his low vitamin B12 levels may be linked to his paleo diet, which can be deficient in legumes, nuts (which are beneficial for the heart). He need not be so fastidious about the diet, I feel and vitamin B12 can be got from dairy products, eggs, fish, and chicken. ...  Read Full »

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