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A 66-year-old male asked:

what causes blood in my semen? semen is often dark brown or quite red.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Blood in semen: Please get to your family physician as soon as possible. If this symptom has been present for more than one day you need to be seen immediately. Simple short lived blood in semen may represent an infection in the prostate gland. But, this gland is well known for developing cancer. You need to be checked. Today.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Hematospermia: Hematospermia (bloody semen) is almost always caused by a benign condition in younger men & in many cases no clear cause is identified. In older men w/ hematospermia, genitourinary cancer such as prostate cancer is considered in the evaluation process. Even in older males with hematospermia, etiology is rarely found to be neoplastic in nature. Urology consultation is a safe option for older males.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when you have blood in your semen

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Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 43 years experience
Usually not serious: Blood in the semen by itself without any other symptoms is not usually a harbinger of bad things. Of course all men are afraid of prostate cancer, std's or infection. Many urologists will place patients emprically on antbiotics but usually th blood disappears with time.
Racine, WI
A 46-year-old male asked:

Where does the blood in my seman come from sometimes it's more blood then seman and i'm really worried. ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
See a urologist: Blood in the seman (hematospermia) is often a benign finding. However, if it is recurrent, an evaulation should be done to look for serious causes such as infection, tumor and rarely, parasites. In the few studies done, men over 40 appear at higher risk for serious causes. But regaurdless of age, you should see a urologist for proper evaluation.
A member asked:

Blood in seman?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hematospermia: Blood in semen can be caused by prostate infection, recent prostate biopsy, infection of the epididymis, gonorrhea or chlamydia infection, vasectomy, vigorous sex, vasectomy, testicular trauma, and many other. If you experiencing this, schedule an appt with your doctor.
A 28-year-old male asked:

Can lifting boxes at work cause you to break a vessel and have blood in your semen?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No way to tell...: Because many men don't lift boxes at work but still get an episode of blood in semen, there is no way to tell if an individual got his blood in his semen due to his lifting of boxes.
A 28-year-old male asked:

Been having blood in my semen for two weeks now with no other symptoms but how long will the blood last in my semen?

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
HEMATOSPERMIA: Blood in the semen is often benign but needs to be worked up. It often starts out red and changes to a brick color prior to going away. Here is a link www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003163.Htm.

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