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Latest blood results

Latest blood results

My wife has hypoparathyroidism - full removal of thyroid glands and all 4 parathyroid glands (calcium regulating glands) in Nov 1996 (20-years ago).

I posted wife's blood bests for the Past 5-years on: (

A respondent by the name of 'Clutter' ( kindly commented on the results, and suspected pernicious anaemia, and suggested I post the latest blood test results on this site for further feedback.

I'll post here the latest blood results (Sept 2016). Blood results for the past 5-years can be found in the above link.

Any advice/feedback greatly appreciated.


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Follow on results can be found here:


Looking back over posts - and please bear in mind that I am not medically qualified - the B12 serum levels tend to be in the 400-500 range so well into the normal range but also potentially in the grey area where people can experience problems - however, the fact that they have remained resonably constant in the last 5 years would imply that there isn't an absorption problem/

Proper evaluation of B12 deficiency requires evaluation of symptoms but that is going to be difficult given the overlap with thyroid.

What I did notice however was that the results from 2014 and 2015 did imply a degree of microcytosis - low MCH and MCV - generally B12 defieicency is associated with high MCH and MCV (macrocytosis) but these results would point to an iron anaemia - not clear if this has been treated.

symptoms of B12 deficiency can be found here


However, not only the thyroid but also the microcytosis will have an overlap of symptoms so would be either of rhtose.

folate seems a littel on the low side though not below range - as folate is needed to process B12 the symptoms of folate deficiency are similar to those of B12 deficiency - though there is much less variation in the ranges where people are symptomatic of folate deficiency than there is with B12 deficiency.

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Thanks for taking the time to respond and for the very informative response. Lots of material and pointers to follow-up and digest.


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