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Shooting pain from chest to fingers, blood in stools, dizziness, trouble concentrating. Treatment?

I have been feeling very ill for a couple of days and sometimes I get shooting pains from and chest to my fingers I have also been having to use the restroom a lot more than usual in many cases just minutes after each other along with what I believe is blood in my stool I also have trouble concentrating and feel very dizzy
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Hello. I'm sorry you're ill. The symptoms you've described here are very worrisome. If you have blood in your stool, there are a number of possible causes, and they are all potentially dangerous: inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., ulcerative colitis), a bleeding ulcer, infectious diarrhea, gastritis (inflammation in your stomach lining), diverticulosis and even bowel cancer can trigger gastrointestinal bleeding. If you lose enough blood, you can become anemic, which could account for your dizziness, difficulty concentrating and chest pain.
I suggest you seek medical attention immediately.
Good luck!
Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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