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Child has started vomiting blood and passing loose stools. What could be wrong?

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6 yr old son vomiting bloodMy son has been unable to hold his bowel
movements for the past couple weeks and now is puking blood. What could be wrong? We are taking him to the clinic on Monday.
Posted Thu, 18 Apr 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 2 hours later
Welcome to HCM!

I am sorry to say that vomiting blood and passing blood in the stools are some serious signs which warrant you to take him to the ER immediately.
It is not advisable to wait till Monday.
Do not give him medicines like motrin.
Show him and get the doctors opinion starightaway.

Good luck
God bless
Dr Uma
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