crohn's disease and IV iron. Are these symptoms normal?

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   Posted 5/20/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
New to this forum everyone, so good day! 
Crohn's patient for 25 years.  Two resections.  Bad anemia with blood transfusions and IV iron. 
Question:  Can IV iron cause black stools too?  Seems like it shouldn't since it bypasses the GI tract, but just wondering... confused
Thanks for the advice

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   Posted 5/20/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm good question. I had a iron infusion last year and to tell you the truth I don't remember if it caused dark stools. I am sure someone will be along soon with the answer, I am interested in hearing the answer too.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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   Posted 5/20/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think it should.
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. 10mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion). Can't tolerate any iron supplements or infusions.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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