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A 21-year-old female asked:

black stool, vomiting, fatigue, and weight loss with sudden hives. only slightly anemic. should i go to er or wait for a doctor appointment?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Have someone: Drive you the er now. You likely have gastrointestinal bleeding.

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