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Is blood in semen (hematospermia) normal?

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Seeing blood in the semen can make a man anxious. Fortunately, it doesn't always signal a major medical problem. For men younger than 40 with no related symptoms and no risk factors for underlying medical conditions, blood in semen often disappears on its own.

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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