Patient Comments: Blood In Semen - Cause

What was the underlying cause of blood in your semen?

Comment from: GaryK, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 06

I wonder if the cause of blood in the semen could be from taking blood thinners, such as Coumadin. I have had tests and each time I'm told it's normal for someone on thinners.

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Comment from: moon, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 27

I have had blood in semen since 2004. Today it was all blood, coffee ground color. It never seems to go away. I did break my penis during sex in 2004. I have been to a doctor many times for it. There is never any pain with it. The sensation is always normal.

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Comment from: Scared from blood, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 23

Thanks everyone for sharing. When I saw blood in my semen it really freaked me out! After many tests and experiments no cause was found. I had blood in my semen every few weeks, but not all the time. With no root cause identified by medical professionals, I tried several experiments on my own. I discovered that I was likely dehydrated each time I saw blood in my semen. Since then, I have ensured to stay more hydrated, particularly before sex. I have not had the blood since!

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Comment from: Franklin's Tower, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 19

This may not work for everyone for blood in semen but it worked for me. First I took a cycle of Cipro which dealt with any infection which may have been what caused it, but these other tips have also helped. I rested my prostate for 3 days and then don't ejaculate more than once every 24 to 48 hours. I used to do it every 12 hours or twice a day. I quit eating red meat. I still eat chicken, fish and pork but the cow has been put out to pasture. I drink tons of water. I walk at least 1 mile every day and sometimes more, but at least 1. I cut way back on my caffeine intake. Caffeine had previously been responsible for small stones in my semen that would form when I drank too much. I'm down to 1 ice tea a day. This has worked for me so far. I'm two months with no signs of blood. I've also started losing weight and have more energy. Blood in the semen can be scary and like I said this may not work for you, but it doesn't hurt sharing. Have a grateful day!

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Comment from: A patient, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 14

Several years ago I noticed that there was blood in my semen. It freaked me out and I quickly went in for a consultation with a urologist. After an exam, he asked me how often I ejaculated, and said that a male needs to ejaculate about four times a week to have a healthy prostate. As long as I have sex four times per week, I'm fine, less than that and many times I'll notice bloody semen.

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Comment from: Halsey, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 07

I'm a sixty two year old who runs 20 miles per week. I noticed blood in my urine after I ran and later blood in my semen. I have been on Dayquil/Nyquil for a cold for the past week, so thank you to those who have brought up the connection. I'm sure it is the cause and I'm going to quit using it immediately.

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Comment from: Concernedcitizen, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 14

I'm thankful this dialogue exists. Thank you for sharing your stories. My story: Last night my partner and I were engaging in rough intercourse. When I went to ejaculate it was like bloody murder so to speak. Instantly the mood changed. We went to WebMD and instantly saw words like chlamydia and herpes and started accusing one another of infidelity. I saw my doctor this morning and brought him up to speed. And he said, "You broke a blood vessel as a result of rough sex. It happens often and should clear up shortly." I expressed my concerns about it being a result of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). He examined my genitals and said "If you had herpes or chlamydia it would be evident and that blood in the semen is really the end result of such STDs." However, as a precaution I have to visit radiology next week just to make sure no tumors are present. I know it's easier said than done but relax. In the meantime I need to check to see if blood in the semen is still present. I'm a bit scared to do so.

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