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Folate deficiency

  • Alternative Names

    Deficiency - folic acid, Folic acid deficiency


    Symptoms

    Folic acid deficiency may cause:

    • Diarrhea
    • Gray hair
    • Mouth ulcers
    • Peptic ulcer
    • Poor growth
    • Swollen tongue

    Signs and tests

    Folate deficiency can be diagnosed with a blood test. Pregnant women usually have such blood tests during prenatal checkups.