rosi1065--Welcome tot he boards!
Audrey is correct, the shots have to given in the correct manner. The iron tends to leak out into the skin and this is what causes the ~tattoo~that is semi permanent for some people. It is a well known fact that Im injections of iron can leave this on your bum. It can also last for years. The doctor's should warn people of this. I asked for IM iron and my doc said no IV only. There have been people here that have had this mark for up to 3 yrs. Pain is associated with IM injections too. Take care. FLFG