Vitamin Deficiency

Long-term vitamin deficiency causes avitaminosis or hypovitaminosis. If the deficiency is caused due to inadequate nutritional intake, then it is called primary deficiency, and if it is due to an underlying health condition like malabsorption, then it is called secondary deficiency. Vitamin D is the most common vitamin deficiency.

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Is persistent eye twitching a worrying concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have small fiber neuropathy (unknown cause), muscle weakness, and frequent muscle spasms. The only test that came back abnormal was the VGKC-AB test. My left eye has been continuously twitching nonstop for the past few days. It does not hurt but is driving...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to vitamin D deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. For this reason, I would recommend rechecking these vitamin levels. In the meantime, I would recommend taking Gabapent...  Read Full »

Does spaced-out feeling and concentration difficulty indicate a brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I have now had various conditions that have worsened for the past 18 months, including constant spaced-out feeling, always feel enclosed within my head, lack of clarity, and inability to concentrate on simple tasks such as reading, driving, or simple conversation. Frequent blurred vis...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these symptoms you have mentioned are hinting towards a mental disorder rather than a brain tumor (which has been effectively ruled out). Please answer the questions below. Do you have a depressed mood most of the day? Or loss of interest or pleasure in most o...  Read Full »

How to control thinning and hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a lot of hair fall and thinning of hair, especially in the front. I was breastfeeding my 2.5-year-old and stopped a few months back. My thyroid is also normal. Kindly suggest a remedy.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, hair fall is seen due to vitamin differences or specifically, PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) is the most common cause for hair fall. So you have to treat it accordingly. First of all, we have to rule out PCOD. If you get irregular periods, then there can...  Read Full »

Why do I have yellowish discoloration and pimples on my tongue?

Query: Hello, I wish you all good. I have a question, i have had for weeks a yellow color in most part of my tongue. And i also have had for a longer time some kind of pimples in the deeper side of the tongue. I would be very grateful if you would give me an answer if this is something serious because i am...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, The yellowish discoloration over the dorsum of your tongue could be due to vitamin deficiency or due to coating due to inadequate oral hygiene. Bumps at the back of your tongue represent taste buds which are of different types and in numbers and they might increase in size due to an underlying...  Read Full »

Are my reports all right after bariatric surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I had gastric sleeve surgery around 1.5 years ago. I have lost around 55 kg till now and now, my weight is 68 kg. I have not followed the dietary recommendations and vitamin and calcium supplements prescribed by the doctor for quite a long time. Now, I am in poor...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My first step is to congratulate you for a definite action towards your health as the bariatric surgery. Also, you have achieved a great weight reduction with it which needs appreciation too. I understand that you have not been following the diet and just accept the fa...  Read Full »

According to the reports, do I need an immediate liver CT scan?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46 year old male. I had gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago. Earlier, I was 540 lbs and now, my weight is 300 lbs. About 5 years ago, I started drinking hard alcohol (Vodka) weekly. As of three weeks ago, I started getting a tight, bloated, tingly sensation from my chest down to my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern towards your abnormal laboratory values. Yes, you need a CT scan of the liver. Even, I suggest consulting your GI doctor for hospitalization. Your symptoms of tingling sensation and numbness are due to vitamin deficiencies. As you started ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent bad odor in my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old woman. I am married for two years, and I do not have a child or any gynecology problem. I have digestion problem for the past one year. My main symptom was a bad smell from the mouth, especially in the morning, weakness, and sometimes mild fever. I do have not any ...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry much about the smell of the mouth. It may be due to anemia i.e low hemoglobin concentration. You must appreciate that hemoglobin formation needs iron and proteins mainly. You only mentioned iron supplement. What is its composition? If it contains iron, vita...  Read Full »

Why do I get pinching type pain in various body parts at rest?

Query: I am 25 years old male with 60kg weight and height 5'9. I have a pain which is very hard to describe. It is like moving, pinching, numb. I don't feel pain if I am engaged to some work like walking, riding a motorbike, swimming, stretching, or some work etc. Also the pain goes away while massaging,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Sir such pain at different different sites can be due to certain deficiencies like calcium and vitamin d. Because you have history of numbness also. So mostly it’s due to vitamin deficiencies. You should check your vitamin levels specifically b12 and vitamin d3 and calc...  Read Full »

There is a zit on my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 49 years old and have this white pimple kind of thing on my tongue (left side) since quite some time (more than two months). It is not causing me any symptoms or any discomfort. I also have not noticed any increase in size or any other changes. I do not drink, smoke or use tobacco. Ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the proper detailed history and the appropriate clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you are not a tobacco or alcohol user the chance of oral cancer is ruled out. Now a few types or differential diagnosis are left. Lie bum...  Read Full »

How do oral herpes sore look?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I had a sore on the outside of my lower gum. My girlfriend, who is a dental assistant, told me that it is just a canker sore and it will go away. Now, I have one on the inside of the upper gum towards the roof of my mouth. If the second one is also a canker sore or is this som...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are called aphthous ulcers and commonly known as canker sores (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reason why they occur is unknown. It could be a good allergy or vitamin B12 deficiency or stress ulcers. They occur as often as every two to three mo...  Read Full »

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