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What is the treatment for blood in semen (hematospermia)?

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Treatments target the known cause of the condition. For example:

  • Antibiotics are used for infections.
  • An anti-inflammatory medication may be prescribed for some types of inflammation.
  • If an STD or medical condition such as high blood pressure or liver disease is the culprit, the doctor will treat that condition.
  • When blood in semen stems from a recent urology procedure, such as a prostate biopsy, it usually disappears by itself in a matter of weeks.

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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