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Does iron infusion cause black stool?
Last Updated: 12th May, 2021
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Correspondingly, why does your stool turn black when taking iron?
Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron. Youmay want to take iron pills with a glass of orange juice orsome other food high in vitamin C. Iron pills may causestomach problems, such as heartburn, nausea, diarrhea,constipation, and cramps. Iron pills can change the colourof your stool to a greenish or grayishblack.
Also Know, how long do the side effects of an iron infusion last? Side effects of an iron infusion may includeheadaches and joint pain. An individual can experience some mildside effects for 1-2 days after an ironinfusion. Side effects can include a headache, ametallic taste in the mouth, or joint pain.
Moreover, what are the side effects of having an iron infusion?
- Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, orfeet.
- Dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting upsuddenly from a lying or sitting position.
- Gastrointestinal pains, including nausea and cramps.
- Problems with breathing.
- Skin problems, including rash.
Can an iron infusion give you a fever?
Sometimes side effects can start 1 to 2 daysafter the infusion and include headache, mild fever,joint and muscle aches. These generally settle down by themselvesover the next few days. They are more common with 'total dose'infusions of iron polymaltose.