Blood in the semen (ejaculation) is called as hematospermia. It can be caused by infections, tumors, stones, anatomical abnormalities, or inflammation in many areas throughout the genitourinary system. Prostate biopsy is the most common cause of blood in the semen. Usually this condition is benign and resolves on its own. Some of the common symptoms that accompany blood in the semen are: fever, lower back pain, painful urination, pain in ejaculation, blood in urine,swelling or tenderness in the groin area, etc.
HOW IS BLOOD IN SEMEN DIAGNOSED?
A urologist performs a number of tests after evaluating the clinical history to diagnose blood in semen. They are:
1. Urine anyalysis
4. Semen analysis
HOW IS BLOOD IN SEMEN TREATED?
Treatment methods for blood in semen are:
• Antibiotics for treating the infection
• Anti-inflammatory medication for treating the inflammation
• For high blood pressure or STD or liver disease, appropriate treatment is followed
For repeated appearance of blood in the semen, an urologist may be consulted.
DID YOU KNOW?
If the bleeding comes as an after effect of a medical procedure, it will cease on its own within a matter of days.