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BLOOD IN SEMEN
Hematospermia or blood in the semen is a condition caused by inflammation, infection or trauma following a medical procedure. It can also be caused by a sexually transmitted disease or STD, or even an enlarged prostate gland, obstruction, tumours and polyps, problems in the blood vessels and other medical conditions that affect the liver or blood. Symptoms may include pain during urination and ejaculation.
HOW IS BLOOD IN SEMEN DIAGNOSED?
General physician will conduct a complete medical examination by recording all recent activities and symptoms. They will also conduct a rectal and genital exam. For further confirmation of diagnosis or for prolonged blood in urine, Urologists may order for urinalysis or urine culture.
HOW IS BLOOD IN SEMEN TREATED?
The treatment will be based on the symptoms and cause of the problem. In younger men, if blood in the semen happens just once or twice, without any additional symptoms or history of certain medical conditions, it can disappear on its own and may not require any treatment. Antibiotics are prescribed for any infections by the urologist.
DID YOU KNOW?
In younger men, blood in semen may occur occasionally, and is not a cause of concern.