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Semen is Bloody Overview

Another name for Semen is Bloody is Hematospermia.

What is hematospermia?
A male with hematospermia has blood in the semen. Hematospermia is uncommon, but may occur at any age after puberty. Most cases of hematospermia resolve without treatment and an underlying cause is not found. Possible causes of hematospermia include a bladder infection, prostatitis, epididymitis, and prostate cancer.

What are the symptoms of hematospermia?
Symptoms of hematospermia include pink, bright red, dark red, or brown color to the semen.

How does the doctor treat hematospermia?
Most cases of hematospermia resolve without treatment. Treatment is based on the underlying cause.

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Last Updated: Nov 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Semen is Bloody References
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