Blood in the Semen

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It describes the presence of blood in semen, which is the cloudy, white fluid that is released from the penis during ejaculation.

Possible causes

  • Hematospermia

    Hematospermia is the presence of grossly bloody or blood-tinged penile ejaculate (semen). Hematospermia is commonly seen after prostate biopsy (lasts for 3-4 weeks), radiation treatment for prostate cancer, genital and urinary cancers, infections, trauma, systemic diseases etc.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Have you ever had red semen or blood in the semen?

  • Do you bleed easily, even due to minor injuries?

  • Have you ever had red or brown urine (hematuria)?

  • Do you have swelling of the testicles or scrotum?

  • Do you feel your urine flow is weaker?

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