Are you worried about your Blood in Semen?
Blood in semen can be linked to recent surgeries, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary tract infections, problems with your prostate, or even cancer in rare cases. So although it is not normally cause for concern it is important to get yourself a check-up to be on the safe side.
If you are under 40 it is likely your symptoms will go away after a short period of time, though a check up for possible sexually transmitted infection is a good idea.
There are a number of accompanying symptoms that could signify more serious medical issues. If you are experiencing any of the following contact your GP for a full diagnosis:
- Pain during urination
- Symptoms do not go away after a short time
If you are 40 or older, you should seek medical attention if you notice any blood in your semen.
- Amyloidosis (buildup of abnormal proteins in your organs)
- Benign growths in the bladder
- Chlamydia trachomatis
- Epididymitis (testicle inflammation)
- Excessive sexual activity or masturbation
- Genital herpes
- Orchitis (inflamed testicle)
- Prolonged sexual abstinence
- Prostate biopsy
- Prostate cancer
- Prostatitis (infection or inflammation of the prostate)
- Testicular cancer
- Testicular trauma
- Warfarin side effects
Is blood in semen a sign of cancer?
It is very rare that blood in semen is a sign of cancer. It is usually caused by an infection, problems with the prostate or can be caused by a recent test or procedure. It does not usually require treatment however, if you are concerned you should visit your doctor or GP who will be able to help you and may refer you to a specialist if needed.