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A 18-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when you have a kinda bright green poop with blood, not in it but on top of it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Local bleeding.: That would usually indicate a bleeding source right at the exit, such as a hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Fissures usually cause tremendous pains as the stool is passing through.

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Valley Park, MO
A 22-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when you have bright green poop mixed in with blood?

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Blood not normal: Bloody stools are not normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. Bright green poop may be caused by infection, excessive bilirubin, diet, or dyes in food. My son worried me when he had the most beautiful sea-foam green poop as a baby. We found out it was from his cousin's popcorn in the school colors-- blue and yellow. Regardless, you should see your doctor for an evaluation of the blood.
Phoenix, AZ
A 34-year-old female asked:

Pooping more blood than actual poop. What does that mean? What could it be?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Bleeding per rectum: This is called GI bleeding and could be due to haemorrhoid or colon related problems. Please see a doctor ASAP.
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