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17yr old had an iron infusion 6 days ago, still extreme tiredness, nausea has only been able to eat small amounts and sore joints . is this normal?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 30 years experience
IV iron: Even with full replacement of low iron stores, it can take up to a month to make 2-3 pints of blood so i suspect that is why your teen is still tired. The nausea and joint pains are symptoms which can be seen following the administration of IV iron. Please notify your teen's md about these symptoms so they can determine whether or not something serious is going on.
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