Hematospermia (Blood in the semen / sperm)
What is Hematospermia?
Hematospermia is the presence of blood in the semen. It is sometimes also called ‘blood in the sperm’.
What are the 7 Common Causes of Hematospermia?
There are many possible causes of Hematospermia.
They can be divided into:
- Infections including Chalmydia, HIV, Herpes, TB or other STDs.
- Prostate problems like Cancer of the Prostate, Prostate Infections and Prostate Stones.
- Seminal Vesicle Cysts.
- Systemic diseases like High Blood Pressure, Bleeding Disorders, Liver Disease and Lymphoma.
What should I do if I have Hematospermia?
The best thing to do is to see our Doctors immediately. Most of the time the cause of Hematospermia is benign. Our Doctors will be able to advise you more.
What will the Doctor do when I tell him I have Hematospermia?
Our Doctors will take a careful history from you. Be sure to remember to mention any recent Trauma, Surgery, Family History of Diseases, Medications or other symptoms.
Our Doctors will then do a thorough physical examination including taking your blood pressure, looking for swollen lymph nodes, examining your scrotum and he may need to conduct a Digital Rectal Examination to feel for your Prostate.
Do I need to undergo any tests for Hematospermia?
Depending on what your Doctor finds, he might decide to order some tests to determine the cause of your Hematospermia.
This frequently includes urine tests to look for STDs. You might also need to undergo blood tests to look for bleeding disorders, infections or other diseases.
You might even need to undergo an Ultrasound Examination of your scrotum. Some patients also require a CT Scan or an MRI.
What is the treatment for Hematospermia?
The treatment for Hematospermia depends on what the cause is.
About 50% of the time, all the tests are normal and there is no identifiable cause for the hematospermia. If this is the case, do not worry. It might take up to 10 ejaculations for the blood to completely clear from the tubes.
If the blood is still present after 10 ejaculations, see your doctor again. You might need more tests.
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