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Can You Have Celiac With Normal B-12?

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I was wondering if you can have normal B-12 (last tested 1 year ago 453 pg/ml) and my ferritin was 43 could this rule it out?

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While B-12 deficiency is certainly common in celiacs, I do not believe that it is universal. That is, normal B-12 would not exclude celiac, particularly in the early stages of the disease before significant damage has been done to the villi.

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B12 is mostly absorbed in the bottom third of the small intestine, so depending on the location of most of the damage (which is generally in the top half of the small intestine), you can totally have a normal B12. Make sure you keep tabs on your folate (folic acid) level, too. Both B12 and folate do similar things, but low folate can cause birth defects.

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