by Maria Rosa

Dear doctor, thank you for helping me.

My latest blood analysis were slightly out of range (see below). Should I be concern or is it due to the pregnancy? I am taking prenatal vitamins since the beginning.

MCV 104.2 (79-96)
MCH 35.2 (27-33)
MCHC 33.7 (30 - 36)
RDW 13
Emoglobina 11.6 (12-16)
Leucociti 8.8 (4-10)
Eritrociti 3.3 (4-5.4)
Ematocrito 34.4 (35-48)

Please consider MCV was always a little higher, around 99.8 but it's the first time it's above 100.
B12 level were fine in February 390 (197-866).


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You have longstanding Vitamin B12 Deficiency
by: Kerri Knox, RN

You have longstanding Vitamin B12 Deficiency. This is evidenced by your high MCV Blood Test, which is the definition of Macrocytic Anemia Your doctors are being negligent to your care and putting your baby at risk for neural tube defects from their negligence of your rising MCV level.

With a high MCV Blood Test, it's clear that you have Vitamin B12 Deficiency. While your Vitamin B12 Level is normal for US standards, it is low for other countries.

If you were in Japan or Europe, you would have been diagnosed and treated for Vitamin B12 Deficiency. In those countries, a normal Vitamin B12 level starts at 500-550 pg/mL! Your doctor, in his ignorance, has put you at risk of neurologic problems, and your baby at risk of neural tube defects. This is shocking ignorance on the part of a medical professional in a first world country who is supposed to be caring for you and your baby.

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Last post inaccurate
by: Anonymous

Here in Europe (UK), 'normal' B12 levels are considered to be between 197-771, not 550+ as suggested by the last poster.

Kerri's note: I stand corrected. I guess that Japan is the only 'enlightened' country who has higher levels of 'normal' B12 levels that are physiologically not 'deficient' levels, in order to protect the population and make correct diagnoses. Seems the UK is as unenlightened at we Yanks.

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