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by Dr. Mohammed N. Mona, M.D.

Question: What could be the cause of blood in the semen? I have no problem urinating and no pain with ejaculation.


Answer: Blood in the semen, or hemospermia, is usually caused by infection or semino-vesiculitis (also called seminal vesiculitis), or prostatitis (infection in the prostate gland). This problem is usually treated with antibiotics and typically responds well to treatment.

If symptoms persist after adequate treatment, then attempts should be made to rule out prostate cancer. It would be appropriate to see your personal physician at this point in time.

If someone has a history of prostate cancer and develops blood in the semen, it could be an indicator or recurrence or progression of disease.

by  Dr. Mohammed N. Mona, M.D.

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