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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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What is causing tingling sensation in arms and face?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 32. For the past several months I have had tingling that comes and goes in my left arm. My left leg followed some time after and in the past few days also on the left side of my face. Relevant information: 1. I have a slipped disc in the lower back but it always affected...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Suchtingling sensation is very common to see in people with vitamin B12 deficiency. Anxiety is also one of the reasons for such tingling. I would need to know if you have any thyroid related disorder? What all medicines in total you take, please name them.  Read Full »

Why do I have red bumps on my knuckles?

Query: Hi doctor,For as many years as I can remember I have these red bumps on my knuckles on the top of my hand. The funny thing is, every time when I am pregnant they disappear. Can you tell me what it could possibly be? I have eczema, but that does not go away during pregnancy.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your pictures and descriptions (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like knuckle hyperpigmentation. It can occur in certain dermatological conditions like vitamin B12 deficiency, allergic contact dermatitis and SLE (systemic lupus eryt...  Read Full »

Why is there numbness in my hands and feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have numbness in my hands and feet for the past two years. It is worsening gradually. The last month, it has got significantly aggravated. The numbness starts with tingling. When I am trying to grab something, I am unable to grab it. I also suffer from worsening cognitive function as I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have vitamin B12 deficiency. Your symptoms are related to peripheral neuropathy. It is caused due to vitamin B12 deficiency. It is necessary to perform some tests to know the possible cause. You have to investigate vitamin D levels and vitamin B12 plasma levels for i...  Read Full »

How to increase my vitamin B12 level?

Query: Hi doctor, I have low levels of vitamin B12. I have to take vitamin B12. Every time, when I take them, I get a terrible spine pain, and I feel very tired. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are related to vitamin B12 adverse effects. I would like to know your vitamin B12 plasma levels. You can take it as an injection once a month.  Read Full »

What vitamin deficiency causes muscle twitching?

Query: Hi doctor, For about 10 days, I have muscle twitching in my calf, thighs and also in my eyes. I am worried about it. I got my blood test done. It showed that I have a severe vitamin B12 and vitamin D deficiency. My vitamin B12 was around 50 ng/L. Can these deficiencies be the cause for having muscle...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The duration is too short for any serious ailment. It is generally related to stress, coffee intake, and vitamin B12 deficiency. There is nothing to worry. It will go off.  Read Full »

Can a lack of vitamin B12 cause tingling and numbness in my feet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a platelet count of 55 and vitamin B12 is 176. There are tingling and some numbness in feet for about a month now. Is this a dangerous level and what could be the cause?  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your B12 is low and you should take Vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily orally for six weeks and test the level again. I see it was less on repeat but not sure how much was it spaced out and how much you took orally? Since it did not improve with oral replacement, you would nee...  Read Full »

I have low vitamin B12 levels, headaches on both sides, and exhaustion. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Today I am too much worried when I see my blood report. My vitamin B12 level is too low, 215 pg/ml, as the reference range was (211 to 911). I feel headaches on both sides, pressure in my head, and exhaustion. I want to sleep all the time. The other thing is I have high hemoglobin 17 g/dl...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In normal adults, normal male hemoglobin value is between 13 to 17 gm/dl. The hematocrit test (Hct) value is between 40 to 50 %. So your HB value is normal, which is only slightly raised, which might be secondary to dehydration. The chance of polycythemia (primary polycyt...  Read Full »

Kindly evaluate the blood test report.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly evaluate my mother's blood test report. The RDW is 14.6. How can we interpret the value of RDW? She is on Nebicart 5 mg, Matilda Forte, Calright, and Caat 20 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to RDW is nothing but red blood cell distribution width which signifies the size of red blood cells. Increase in RDW have two probable diagnosis and one is due to iron deficiency and the second is due to folate and B12 deficiency. Before to comment on diagnosis, I just ...  Read Full »

I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, and vitamin B12 deficiency, along with soreness and inflammation on the right side of my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have irritable bowel syndrome and suspected vitamin B12 deficiency and currently am not taking any medication. My right side of my tongue has become very sore and looks red and inflamed. On the same side, my wisdom tooth has grown in sideways but I can still talk and swallow without an...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I have gone through your query (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity).The gingival health, the papillary health of the tongue and even the floor of the mouth health is severely impacted. This happens commonly in people who suff...  Read Full »

I have been getting a burning feeling in the back of my head for the last two weeks. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting a burning feeling in the back of my head for the last two weeks. It goes away as fast as it comes. But, when it happens, it is like, ouch, what was that? It just started, and it is getting worried because I have never had it before.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Any burning sensation in the body is caused due to nerve involvement. The nerve supplying to the back of the head is getting irritated or compressed somewhere in its course and causing you that sensation. Low levels of vitamin B12 in the body cause nerve irritations,...  Read Full »

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