Greetings, I started getting bloody semen about 2 yrs ago on and off, md and urologist
said it would go away (anitibiotic with gold fish on label given) and it did for a while but now semen is pretty much always bright red to brown/red when I ejaculate.
About 6 months ago (aug 2005) I started presenting a visible red whoosh of blood in my urine at the end of the urine stream. It was and still is happening intermittedly.
My urologist ordered the usual tests and a Cystoscopy which presented nothing. Ultrasound of bladder, prostate and Kidneys was done and those were ok too. Psa+ ok also.
Urologist said check back in fall/winter or if anything changes. Blood has come back in Urine and like I said the hermspermia is constant. The Urologist has now scheduled another cystoscopy for another look. Wants to put me to sleep in case he finds something. He also prscribed cipro 500 x 7 which almost cleared up the sperm ..but alas it went back to fire engine red. Cipro did nothing to clear urine of blood.
No real pain to speak of...what's up doc?
Most cases of blood in the semen (hematospermia) can be caused by infection, prostate or bladder problems.
That being said, you have had a pretty thorough evaluation including the cystoscopy as well as the ultrasound. The chances of prostate and bladder cancer are less likely in the face of the normal testing.
You can consider an extended course of antibiotics - 4-12 weeks - to presumtively treat for prostatitis. There are some cases that require an extended course of antibiotics.
If the testing remains non-revealing, you can also consider further testing of the prostate - in the form of an MRI.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.