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i have been vomiting blood and blood in stool it makes me really weak and i get real tired the blood is bright red in color .... i get pains in my lower stomach on both sides abdomen area. i have had colon polyps removed at four different times they found

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
If : If you think you are having bloody vomit and stool, then you should be evaluated as soon as possible. Give your doctor a call. If you cannot get a hold of your doctor then you should go to the emergency room for testing. It could be anything from infection, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, to more serious causes such as an esophageal tear, bleeding ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, vascular malformation or bowel ischemia. Good luck!
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Colon and Rectal Surgery 22 years experience
Go to a hospital: This is serious. You need to be seen immediately to be evaluated for GI bleeding.
Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
HOSPITAL NOW. : This sounds like a potential emergency with bleeding in your intestinal tract. A hospital is the safest place to go now.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Medical emergency: Vomiting frank blood needs immediate medical attention.
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engrav answered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
If : If a patient is vomiting blood and blood in the stool, it can be from several causes. A bleeding ulcer can cause vomiting blood and blood in the stool. If a patient is bleeding and feels weak, it may be from anemia. If a patient has "pockets" on the colon, it may be that the patient has diverticulosis, and bleeding from the diverticuli can occur. If a patient is having blood in their vomit and stool, they must be assessed immediately by a physician.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Colon and Rectal Surgery 22 years experience
Very worrisome: These symptoms are very worrisome and need to be evaluated as soon as possible by a physician. Bleeding should always, always be evaluated.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Emergency evaluation: Vomiting frank blood is serious. This needs immediate attention.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. If you are experiencing bloody emesis and blood in stool, it is important that you advise your doctor so that you can be evaluated. Colon polyps may not be the explanation for vomiting bright red blood.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Colon and Rectal Surgery 22 years experience
Go to a hospital: This is serious. You need to be seen immediately to be evaluated for GI bleeding.

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