Low levels of Vitamin B Six and Iron

Patient : Hi, I've previously suffered with low vitamin B6 and Iron and have taken tablets and injection to raise these levels. I've recently changed docor's due to a house move and have been told that only Vitamin B12 gets checked with the full blood test and they do not test for B6 levels, is Vitamin B6 and B12 similar and will a problem show up if my Vitamin B6 is still low and only Vitamin B12 is tested for this has really confused me? Many Thanks for your help.
Doctor :   Vitamin B6 is pyridoxine  which is not typically checked up in a complete blood count test and is usually treated with p pills of b complex. Vitamin b12 however can be checked for its levels through the blood and is treated with monthly injections. Thus I think the deficiency you may be having was B 12 instead of B6 . However I would advice you to get the levels checked once again. I hope this helps.

Related Q&A

Q: I have a tailors bunion on my right pinky toe. It is extremely painful wearing certain types of shoes. If I choose to...

Q: Children high cholesterol, high lipo A. What type of doctor we should visit and what thype of treatment?

Q: I had my implant removed a week ago i have been very ill when i had it taken out i am still a bit poorly how long unt...

Q: I have peyronies I can stil have erection there is No pain and just the erection is les strong and is swiftly to the ...

Q: Hi I have been suffering from ache and tingling in my left arm. I get weakness and pain in my forearm when trying t...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon

IMAGES ON ASK THE DOCTOR


CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews