Blood in semen

Blood in semen (haematospermia) It's unusual to find blood in your semen when you ejaculate, but try not to worry - it's usually only temporary and the cause is rarely anything serious. The semen may be blood stained, brownish-red in colour or have a pink tinge. This page is intended ...1

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Causes of Blood in semen

In many cases, no obvious cause can be found for blood in the semen and it will clear up by itself. Common causes Common causes of blood in semen include:

  • vesiculitis - inflammation of the seminal vesicles (glands that produce most ...
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Diagnosis of Blood in semen

Seeing your GP: Your GP will try to determine whether the cause of the blood in your semen is likely to be serious or not. They'll need to consider a number of things, such as:

  • how many times you ...
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Treatments for Blood in semen

Treating blood in semen The treatment your GP or urologist recommends will depend on what they think is the underlying reason for the blood in your semen. In many cases, particularly if you have no other symptoms or the blood ...2

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ blood-in-semen/ 
  2. ibid.

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