What is it?

Hematospermia is the presence of blood in your semen. Although hematospemia is not likely to be a sign of a major health problem, it causes major concern for men who experience it. Blood in semen can be the result of any of the followings: from iatrogenic reasons (it means from surgically or medically treatment) like trauma from a prostate biopsy or a vasectomy, treatment of prostate cancer with external beam radiation or brachytherapy. It may be also the cause of a seminal tract infection or inflammation.

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Diagnosis of hematospermia is relatively straightforward, so the main inquiry is for what causes it. Your doctor will take a full medical history, and will ask about current symptoms. Then, he or she will probably conduct a physical exam to check for lumps, swelling, redness or discharge from your genitals. Part of the physical examination may be a rectal exam to check the prostate for swelling, tenderness or a lump. You may then asked to have a further diagnostic exams like blood pressure, urine culture, sexual transmitted disease test, and prostate specific antigen test to check for your prostate health.


Treatment in hematospermia is aimed to what causes it: Antibiotics for the reason of infection, anti-inflammatory drugs, Proscar medication for enlarged prostate, and others.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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