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    Old 10-13-2020, 10:40 AM   #1
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    what specialist?

    Been having hell for 3 solid months (possibly years), and some things point to vitamin B12 deficiency.

    But since I had a dismissive infectious doc today who pooh-poohed what evidence I had from my last bloodwork, I'm afraid the rheumatologist who ordered it and I f/u with this week will also dismiss.

    What kind of specialist is MOST LIKELY to deal with Vit B12 deficiency/pernicious anemia/etc?

     
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    Old 10-13-2020, 04:58 PM   #2
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    Re: what specialist?

    Hematologist.

     
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    Old 10-13-2020, 05:00 PM   #3
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    Re: what specialist?

    Thanks - that would be my oncologist!

     
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    Old 10-13-2020, 05:51 PM   #4
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    Re: what specialist?

    I had a bloodwork issue this year and that's who my doctor sent me to. Put me on B-12 and all was good.

     
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    Re: what specialist?

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    I had a bloodwork issue this year and that's who my doctor sent me to. Put me on B-12 and all was good.

    Thanks. My oncologist/hematologist put me on sublingual 1000ug daily.

    Would it also be good to see an endocrinologist about this? I know it would be a good idea generally, if B12 doesn't work out, but would they also be good for B12/vitamin deficiencies?

     
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    Old 10-16-2020, 03:29 PM   #6
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    Re: what specialist?

    IF this works, I wouldn't be inclined to go further.

     
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    Re: what specialist?

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    IF this works, I wouldn't be inclined to go further.
    No, no, what I meant was would endocrinologists also heavily deal with B12 deficiencies?

     
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    Old 10-17-2020, 06:10 AM   #8
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    Re: what specialist?

    You didn't mention that you have diabetes or another endocrine issue for which you take treatment so I can't see why you would do that. Hemotologists are the ones who treatment blood issues - Hemo meaning blood - so that is why one should see them. Metformin use has been linked to B12 deficiency so if you are on that, you should see your endocinologist.

     
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