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Blood in Semen: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

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Blood stained semen on ejaculation that gives it a pink tinge or has a brownish-red color.


Hematospermia is diagnosed in men of all ages. For men younger than 40 it usually resolves on its own, but for men above 40, this condition needs evaluation and treatment. [1]


- Self-diagnosable
- Secondary to an underlying cause
- Affects only men
- Treatment options available
- Blood, urine tests, rectal examination, and other tests, scans may be required


Hematospermia is generally not a serious condition. For men, less than 40 with no related symptoms and risk factors for these medical conditions, blood in semen often disappears without any external treatment.


Causes:


1. Infection and/or inflammation in the prostate gland, urethra, vas deferens, or seminal vesicles
2. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia.
3. Bacterial infection
4. Extremes in sexual activity
5. Testicular, prostate, or urethral cancers
6. High blood pressure
7. Bleeding disorders
8. Blood clotting disorder
9. Seminal vesicle calculi – small stones in seminal vesicles


Symptoms:


Self-diagnosable
People may experience:
1. Pain in penis, anus, abdomen, testicles, lower back, lower stomach. Pain on ejaculation and urination
2. Fever
3. An enlarged prostate
4. Swollen lymph nodes in the groin


Treatment


Medications: Certain antibiotics are helpful to treat infection, cysts.
Specialists: For serious underlying cause, consult a GP or urologist. mfine provides a comprehensive treatment plan for optimum health.

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