Hi everyone, my daughter had a series of blood tests recently as she was getting unexplained pains in her thighs. Her B12 came back as 169 so they did a repeat and it came back at 150 two weeks later. Whilst speaking to the GP (about another matter) I looked on his screen and saw that her MCV was 83. The GP is going to call me today to discuss her B12 results. She is a life long vegetarian, but she eats plenty of dairy and eggs, occasionally fortified cereal and I have always given her multi vitamin and iron supplements. Basically I don't think her diet is the problem but I think the GP will infer that it is. Do I need to ask him for a test for intrinsic factor, should I push for B12 injections?
By the way she has fatigue, aching joints and muscles and low mood. It turned out the pains in her thighs were due to over-pronation of her feet and she is being treated for that with in-soles and physio.
My grandfather (my daughter's great grandfather) had PA. I recently had blood tests as well and all were fine.
Any advice would be appreciated.