Patient Comments: Blood In Semen - Cause

What was the underlying cause of blood in your semen?

Comment from: assholeDR., 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 13

My urologist took 51 samples from my prostrate. I am bleeding like a cut pig every time I ejaculate now; six weeks and counting. I was admitted to the hospital, had my bladder flushed out, 3 gallon size saline bags. I filled the toilet twice with nothing but blood. Sent thru my penis 6 huge blood clots. I am lucky I am not dead, says one nurse.

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Comment from: ZTUG, 55-64 (Patient) Published: March 11

I have had blood in my urine a number of times over the years since my late twenties. It was misdiagnosed as a prostate infection for years. What it actually was thinning of my blood due to taking large amounts of aspirin causing bleeding.

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Comment from: DaveP, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 29

Over the past few days, I have noticed a burning sensation when urinating. I thought I saw some pink color in my semen yesterday morning. This morning it was the consistency of semen but true blood, no blood, however, in the urine. I had this before but not this much blood and it resolved on its own. I have not had multiple partners in over 15 years so I'd rule out any of the VD type of issues. I think I will wait and see for a little bit.

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Comment from: Dan, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 08

Some years ago I started taking Cialis and noticed that my semen started turning a light rose color. It progressively turned darker red/brown and one night after having relations with my wife I was horrified how bloody the semen was. I put my mind to thinking what I might be ingesting that could be the cause and the only thing I came up with was Cialis. I immediately stopped taking this drug in favor of Viagra and almost immediately the problem went away. My urologist agreed that Cialis stays longer in the system and perhaps was the cause. Now 10 years later I was surprised that I saw rose-colored semen once more, but have no idea why it suddenly popped up. I'll be seeing a urologist shortly.

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Comment from: rocky, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 29

I'm 61 years old. About 7 months ago. I had a brown ejaculation which freaked me out. The ejaculations were not painful. My urologist ran a urinalysis and prostate digital exam. He diagnosed it as prostatitis and prescribed Cipro. The brown semen cleared in about 2 weeks, the subsequent ejaculations were lite pink and then normal color. About 2 weeks ago, I had the same episode, and the urologist diagnosed the same thing. My PSA tests are normal. The urologist stated that I may have recurring episodes in the future .

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Comment from: Rwd7936, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 04

I am 49 years old and I have had blood in my semen a total of 4 times over the past 7 years. Of course the first time freaked me out, as I am sure it would anyone, but there was never any real pain. However about two years ago, after it happened again, the blood that clots in my system after pushed through when I urinated. The pain was almost unbearable and I almost passed out, and for the next few days, every time I urinated, it was very painful. I had blood in my semen again the other day and I was afraid to urinate. I decided to wait, but when I finally did, the clot clogged me up. It finally came out with just a little pain, but I count myself very lucky. But the main reason I am writing this is because I noticed that this usually happens after I take medications that make me sleep, like Nyquil or sleeping pills. Has anyone else experienced this? I also need to add that when this happens, my semen I blood red.

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Comment from: SF, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 20

I am 51 years old and have had blood in my semen since I was in my early 20's. The first few times it's a shocker, but after many tests like others here described my urologist basically said "some people are prone to bloody noses; you will occasionally have blood in your semen". Happens every 1.5-2 years. When it does I get a 2 week supply of Leviquin, abstain for 2-3 weeks, and all is good. I find if I don't wait the 2-3 weeks it takes longer to heal. Good luck everyone. Don't freak out-- and hopefully you have an understanding partner.

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