Patient Comments: Blood In Semen - Symptoms

What other symptoms did you experience with blood in your semen?

Comment from: Rocky, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 05

I had a vasectomy at age 30 and a vasectomy reversal at age 45. Blood began appearing in my semen fairly regularly and several times a year I would notice something resembling a blood clot in the toilet after urinating. I am now 60 and notice blood stains on my underwear the day after having sex. Prostate is fine and I have seen several urologists and been on antibiotics but they can find nothing wrong. No pain at all but very frustrating.

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Comment from: Shorty, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 01

I have light burning during urinating, medium pain during ejaculations and blood in semen. I also have swelling of my legs; left foot is swollen much more than the right foot.

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Comment from: Peter, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 03

I first noticed blood in my semen about 6 years ago. I went to see a urologist right away. He put me on antibiotics and asked me to refrain from coffee for two months but that did not help. What has helped was eating large amounts of pomegranates. I discovered it by chance within the first year of my symptoms. For the next five years I've been mostly blood free as long as I stuck to my pomegranate diet. When pomegranates were out of season blood in semen returned. Things got worse in the past five months when blood in semen started appearing again in large quantities despite my eating the fruit. Accidentally or not that coincides with me going through divorce and thus having extra stress but no sex life. I still masturbate 2 to 3 times a week but that does not seem to help. I'd be curious to hear anybody else finding connection between particular fruit/diet or supplement and blood in semen.

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Comment from: Tom, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 14

After noticing blood in what I presumed to be semen, I went to the doctor who referred me for investigation, my bladder was clear but my left kidney showed enlargement. After a CT scan my left kidney was removed and a 40 mm tumor grade 2 discovered. I have recovered well but still have blood in my semen. Lucky me!

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Comment from: Btmyb, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 20

I have blood in my semen for the last two years, it has pink color and thin like water. I don't have any pain at all. My CT scan result shows that I have mild enlargement of prostate gland and my blood test result shows TPSA 1.8 I and am on the way to take biopsy.

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Comment from: Manos, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 12

I noticed that after ejaculation, there was blood in my semen. I then went to the toilet and my urine was clear. It has been going on all week long. I now have a sharp pain/sting at the base of the head in my penis.

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Comment from: Bob, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 15

I'm 61 and have had blood in my semen (rust or brown color) ever since I had a prostate biopsy (14 months ago). My Urologist didn't seem concerned about it about 6 months after the surgery. I have also developed ED, which Cialis helps some. I do not have BPH. The biopsy last year did show 2 instances of High Grade PIN. My younger brother (56) had a radical prostatectomy 2 years ago after his biopsy showed an 8 Gleason score. Finally, I was diagnosed with Melanoma 7 months ago which was surgically removed. I'm wondering if I should go see a different doctor. Since my PSA dropped from 5 to 0.2 after the biopsy, my wife thinks I'm overreacting. May be.

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