I was hoping for a bit of advice as I believe I am defincient in B12 but my blood levels are deemed normal.
My latest results are as follows:
serum B12 278pg
serum folate 6.7
serum feratin 46
White cell count - 3.6 10*9/L
Red blood cell count 3.87 10*12/L
Heamoglobin estimation 131g/L
MCHC 342 g/L
Neutrophil count 1.13 10*9/L
I had an emergency bowel resection following adhesion's from an appendectomy in France about 13 years ago, where 1.15meters of my lower ilium was removed. I suffer with diarrhea almost daily and am always tired. I also have numbness and sharp pains in the fingertips of my left hand, which started around a year and a half ago and have since got progressively worse. The doctor said it's probably due to a trapped nerve in my elbow or injury - but I don't recall injuring it.
My notes have not been transferred properly to my NHS record unfortunately.
From your opinions could I be deficient in B12? If so how do I get my doctor to listen to me? I've been trying to get help for years.
Thanks so much