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What are symptoms of iron poisoning?

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Symptoms of iron poisoning usually become evident within 6 hours after an excessive amount of iron is swallowed. Iron corrodes your intestinal lining and is a direct irritant to the stomach. People with iron poisoning can have the following symptoms:

  • Severe vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dehydration and lethargy if not treated adequately
  • In a child, bloody vomit or stool

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Merck Manual. Iron Poisoning

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

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Merck Manual. Iron Poisoning

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

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