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What are some related symptoms of blood in semen (hematospermia)?

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When looking for an underlying cause of blood in the semen, the doctor will ask about any related symptoms, including:

  • Blood in the urine (called hematuria)
  • Hot, burning urination or other symptoms of painful urination
  • Difficulty emptying your bladder completely
  • A painful bladder that feels distended
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Swollen or painful areas on the sex organs or obvious scrapes from injury
  • Penis discharge or other signs of an STD
  • Fever, racing pulse, and higher-than-normal blood pressure

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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