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How can your doctor help to treat blood in semen (hematospermia)?

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If you have repeated episodes of blood in the semen along with painful urinary or ejaculatory symptoms, the doctor may refer you to a urologist.

If the doctor suspects prostate cancer, or another form of cancer, the doctor may ask for a prostate biopsy to evaluate the tissue for cancer. The incidence of prostate cancer is low in younger men -- only 0.6% to 0.5% of cases occur in men younger than 45. However, for men of any age with risk factors for cancer, testing that rules out prostate cancer may be the most reassuring part of treatment for blood in semen.

From: Blood in Semen (Hematospermia) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Evaluation and Treatment of Hematospermia."

Harvard Medical School: “Prostate Knowledge: Hematospermia Demystified."

Leocadio, D.E. , 2009. International Urology and Nephrology

UCLA Department of Medicine: "Hematospermia."

American Urological Association: "Management of Spontaneous Prostrate Related Bleeding."

National Cancer Institute: "Cancer Stat Facts: Prostate Cancer."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 12, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Evaluation and Treatment of Hematospermia."

Harvard Medical School: “Prostate Knowledge: Hematospermia Demystified."

Leocadio, D.E. , 2009. International Urology and Nephrology

UCLA Department of Medicine: "Hematospermia."

American Urological Association: "Management of Spontaneous Prostrate Related Bleeding."

National Cancer Institute: "Cancer Stat Facts: Prostate Cancer."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 12, 2019

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