Blood in the semen also called hematospermia, is blood that is visible in the ejaculation fluid and sometimes too small to be seen. Blood in semen is most commonly a result of an infection or inflammation in any of the glands, tubes, or channels that produce and move semen in the body.
Blood in the semen is usually caused by inflammation of the seminal vesicles and might be a sign of disease or a problem in the urethra, testicles, epididymis, or prostate. Symptoms that may occur with hematospermia could include:
Blood in urine
Fever or chills
Pain with bowel movement
Pain with ejaculation
Lower back pain
Pain with urination
Swelling and pain in scrotum
Tenderness in groin area
At MAUA our expert doctors could use various methods to diagnose this condition and could include:
PSA blood test
Ultrasound of pelvis and scrotum
Ultrasound of the seminal vesicles, scrotum, and testes
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