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B-12 Deficiency

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  • Posted By: Michael229
  • February 21, 2008
  • 02:48 PM

I would like some advice with my blood results. I recently have had tingling in my hands and feet.
My FBC came back with the following abnormal results...
Lymphocytes = 1.1 (range is 1.4-4.0)
Mean Cell Haemoglobin = 33.6 (range is 32.0)
My B12 was 218.0 (range is 179.0 - 1162.0)
I have two questions. Although my B12 is in normal ranges could it still explain my tingling.. Is it low enough? Secondly, could low B-12 cause lower levels of Lymphocytes?

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  • Michael, look up the forum thread called "B12 deficiency is often misdiagnosed"... I just joined yesterday and there's more information in that forum than in any website (or from any doctor)! - Re-post your message there and you should get some good answers :)
    sweeticeblue 352 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sorry, "B12 deficiency is COMMONLY misdiagnosed".
    sweeticeblue 352 Replies Flag this Response
  • Michael, I had this test done years 3 years and the range for B-12 was 200 -1000. My B-12 was 172 and I was told to see a hemotologist and start getting shots once a month. I don't think a Family Doctor really knows enough about B-12 deficiency to really help you. FYI: the B-12 range in Europe and Japan is 400 - 1200. What do they know that we don't know here in the states. See a hemotologist/oncologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. You most likely have Pernicious Anemia which is treatable with a proper diagnosis. Good Luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 11, 2011
    • 02:49 AM
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  • Sorry, "B12 deficiency is COMMONLY misdiagnosed". Hi new here I had B12 Level 312 my Dr gave me B12 1mg shot I wonder why the shot then looked at the folic level .<1 so that must me why? Any one have info about folate levels? Thx Bob
    BEAR7777 2 Replies
    • January 2, 2013
    • 03:56 AM
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