Not surprising. I certainly would not consider a joint effusion two weeks after an iron infusion normal, but it is not unheard of nor is it surprising. If there is some underlying reason for inflammation in the knee, such as a meniscal tear or arthritis, the iron infusion can exacerbate the pre-existing inflammation in the knee. This will cause the infusion to stick around longer. If you have other symptoms, i may seek further advice from orthopod. May need joint drained and fluid sent for analysis.
Still got joint pain 7 weeks after iron infusion, but my dr wants me to have another one. Surely this will just make the joint pain worse.
Iron infusion info. Hard to give information because no diagnosis given. All iron infusions are iron-carbohydrate nanoparticles. They can differ in size and configuration and in release and clearance . Common uses for infusion are gastric bypass , kidney disease, and failure to absorb oral iron. They can cause reactions. So if you can`t discuss with your md he could refer for second opinion re arthritis. Read more...