Patient Comments: Blood In Semen - Cause


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Comment from: Anom77777777, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 05

I had bright red blood in my semen one night after masturbating, which was more vigorous than usual, most likely because I was probably dehydrated. Then for the next two weeks I had dark blood (purple or brown, which means blood from before) and on day 15 my semen went back to white.

Comment from: Kidney stone, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 02

I was alarmed to see I had blood in my semen and found this site and it calmed me to know I was not dying. I later found that I had a kidney stone and figured that that must have been my problem because months later I passed the stone (5 mm) and have had no other incidents. There are other reasons people may have this happen of course but I thought I would share my cause and solution. So this is one thing you may want to check for if you are searching for your own cause.

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.

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.

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!

Comment from: ghumman, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 04

I noticed that I had blood in my semen. It has never happened before. Sometimes I have had a little pain while urinating but this is the first time that I had blood in semen with a little pain. I am 41 years old and walk 4 miles every day.

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!

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.

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.

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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Comment from: Batu, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 11

My 18 years old mentally handicapped son recently had blood in his semen that appeared in his underpants. He is incapable of masturbating, so he has ejaculated twice in his life both with blood. Our urologist prescribed an antibiotic (levotiroksin) but we did not give him any because we read that, that particular antibiotic does not agree with the 4 anti-epileptics he is taking.

Comment from: R.C.Sharma, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 08

I am 68. I had a procedure to reduce the size of the prostate to freely open the urethra in 2013. Now recently I have noticed blood in semen after having sexual intercourse more than once in the night. The bleeding does not occur in one off intercourse.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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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Comment from: xtophr, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 08

I am 43 and have had five ejaculations where blood was present in my semen. The first time that this happened to me I was 18 or 20. Years passed and then it happened again. The last two times were approximately four months apart. The occasions are always single ejaculations that appear as if they are entirely blood. Subsequent ejaculations are less bloody until the blood disappears entirely after a few days. My doctors have been puzzled and have found nothing. My PSA tests are normal. I will be having an ultrasound next week.

Comment from: Angeldark, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 03

Last night after intercourse with my husband I went to the restroom to freshen up. Upon observing the semen from my husband's ejaculation, I noticed tiny specs of what appeared to be blood, present in the semen. I was in shock and confused as I have never even heard of this or any condition that would cause this. We have gone through a separation of an entire year and have recently re-united in order to try and save our marriage. I know that my husband has had one or more sexual partners during my absence. I am alarmed at this occurrence and afraid for his and my own health. I found this page and was overwhelmed by the possible existing health issues. He has been diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. He is on medications for both. I plan to discuss this further with him and have him bring it to his Drs. attention. I will keep you all updated on any testing or further discoveries concerning this matter.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 28

I am 40 and have been diagnosed with BPH about four years ago. I am taking medication to relax my prostate. I've had episodes of blood in my semen about six times since that diagnosis, and I relate that to my BPH. I've read that blood in semen can be a side effect of BPH, as the prostate is more sensitive and can get inflamed more than those without. It goes away in less than a week every time. It starts out as pink, then it gets brownish when it's going away, and then finally cream, the normal color. I'm hoping that my episodes "go with the territory" since I've already been diagnosed with BPH, but those that have absolutely no urination problems may have more of mystery to look into if they have pink urine.

Comment from: Doug S, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

Upon ejaculation, I was horrified, to see brown semen. I have had successful bladder cancer surgery twice, but I have not relayed this information to my urologist at this point. I have an appointment with him today for a CAT scan. We"ll see what the results show.

Comment from: Gadget Man, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 10

Hi, Im a 59 yr old male. Ive had 2 occasions with brownish to reddish patches or clots in my semen. Both were present after taking Kava, a herbal tablet for aid to sleeping and anxiety. My PSA count is about 1.5 - 2.00. Im usually healthy and sexually active. So I will put this down to the use of Kava.

Comment from: Ky resident, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 02

I also have this condition. I have been to the doctor twice and he thinks it's no big deal and that it will go away. I've taken antibiotics twice. I notice that anytime I'm getting aroused that it happens now. I don't know if I should refrain from having sex until it resolves itself or if it will clear up if I have more sex.

Comment from: Thunder, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 02

My long-term partner and I had intercourse a while back. She noticed that there was a pink color in my urine. I did not notice anything in my urine and had no pain. I am on medication for many things, but I did not believe that this was a problem. We actually broke up because I did not understand her concern about my personal health. After the first time she noticed the pink color, the next time it was brownish or just discolored. I still did not believe that anything was wrong. Since then, I have had another partner. At first, nothing showed up. Later, I had times when it was blood-red after intercourse or oral sex. I did go to the doctor and they cannot determine what is wrong, but referred me to a specialist. I have not gone yet. The best thing I can say is to have an understanding partner, stay calm, and don't panic.

Comment from: Bob, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 14

I am 57 yrs old and have had the flu for a couple of weeks. I took Nyquil, Dayquil and Mucinex for about 2 weeks. Then I noticed blood in my semen and thought I should see what I might be in for and ended up at this page. I've got a doctor's appointment next week and I will mention this to him but I feel a little better reading about other guys who have noticed the possible Nyquil connection.

Comment from: Shs1980, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 05

This is in reference to the blood in his semen after taking Nyquil or sleeping pills. I am a 50 year old male and I have had the same episode after taking Zquill. I wonder if it is an allergic reaction to the drug in the sleeping medication? I will refrain from taking any medication in the future containing this drug.

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Comment from: Judd, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 07

I wish to extend a very sincere thanks to each of you for sharing. I know it is a difficult thing to do, but it has calmed my fears considerably. I was convinced I had something severely wrong, and that I would die within a week. That still could happen to any of us, but I now realize this may resolve itself in time. Thank you.

Comment from: Sunil, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 07

I am taking a medicine "Flunarine" for last several years and it seems this has affected my prostate. I am getting blood stains in my urine for last few years. All the tests I have, if I stop taking Flunarine then I start getting lower back pain. Doctors say that it's difficult to identify the root cause.

Comment from: Stephen, 65-74 Male Published: August 29

I'm 72 years old man and for past three weeks I have noticed after having a sex with my wife once a week, that my semen is slightly pink. But not in my urine. However I'm on blood medications (Cumadum) for my hearth valve replacement. I also have Uric Acid in my body from Kidneys failer 29 year ago. Last February I had a kidneys infection, but now is all ok!

Comment from: goldchevy, 75 or over Male Published: June 09

Although I am in my 60's, I have had blood in the semen for most of the past eight years. I have undergone every test my urologist could think of, including a CT scan and the results were all negative. He said it is just something I have to live with.

Comment from: Oh Yeah!, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 27

I am told that this is a condition from prostatitis. It is as if it is just another symptom of a diagnosis; there is no explanation other than inflammation. I have been to urologist, and my PSA is normal. Everything else, other than elevated cholesterol levels (family history), is fine.

Comment from: melatonin, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 29

I am 42 and was freaked out by blood in my semen after intercourse. I immediately did a web search to see if there was something I should know. Interestingly, I have taken both melatonin and decaffeinated drinks to help me sleep the past two nights. It struck me funny that someone else mentioned sleep medicine as well, or I wouldn't have mentioned it.

Comment from: bradley, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 27

I had blood in my semen the first time 2 years ago and the doctor put me on antibiotics which partially cleared it up but my ejaculations remained clear and runny and a very low amount of semen. More recently more blood was noticed and after a scan and a prostate exam and relating blood tests the doctor could not explain where the problem was. l have been to another doctor for another opinion, and this time l happened to have a lady doctor and after telling her the whole history she decided to examine me herself with pushes and prods here and there and a full genital exam which l found quite embarrassing. She was l must admit very thorough in her questions like how did I notice the blood and if my partner observed as well which was to the negative, l told her that l was nervous each time ejaculation happened as l did not want to see blood and my partner did not like the idea either of ejaculating inside of, of which she was writing down, now l have another problem of a penis that starts off rock hard only to go limp halfway through which l put down to the main problem. l do have chronic lower back pain which feels like the lower groin area is continually inflamed but she said that could not be a cause, so l have been scanning the web trying to find a remedy but to no avail.

Comment from: Bloody, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 12

I am 49 years old have had blood in my semen for two years, had every test known, even went to Florida to see a prostrate specialist. Went through all the tests again and they detected stones in my prostate gland. I never have any pain, PSA is always .05 I am starting to think it will never go away.

Comment from: charles, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 26

I'd been having semen cultures since March 2010, and tests results showed no blood in semen. But in November 2010 my doctor decided to do a prostate biopsy, and the next thing I knew, I had blood in my semen. I've taken several regiments of antibiotics and nothing seemed to get rid of the infection.

Comment from: big balls, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 11

I have noticed that when I sit for a long time and my pants are restrictive, I get blood in my semen. When I wear loose pants and careful how I sit it doesn't occur. One of my testicles is larger than the other.

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Comment from: John, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 23

After a biopsy and the exclusion of prostate cancer, it was determined by examination of the tissue from the biopsy that I had a chronic infection. No treatment was prescribed as I demonstrated no symptoms other than a blood in semen and occasional back pain.

Comment from: Lulu, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 14

My partner of 8 months is 43 years old. 3 weeks ago we had a shocking experience. While we were making love he ejaculated blood, twice. There was so much blood one would have thought it was a mass murder that took place. He went into hospital the next morning and they did tests, went in for a cat scan etc. and the result was, he has too much testosterone and was put on medication. Since then every time he gets aroused he bleeds. We waited 2 weeks and tried intercourse again, this time it took a little longer, but he started to bleed again. I am very concerned for him, so if anyone can help in anyway, please reply!!!!

Comment from: ar-jay, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 15

I really can't place any underlying cause of the blood in my semen and the quantity was high. My wife and I have been troubled since we observed it together 3 days ago. I have not had any health condition lately ( in a very long while ) and I'm not on any form or medication or therapy , besides my usual keep-fit work outs, (not strenuous). I read somewhere that the blood presence in semen may also be as a result of a ruptured blood vessel within the tract, but I'll check the kidneys and bladder just in case. Please I appreciate the explanations viewed here and I'll wait for another week then maybe visit a urologist if it persists.

Comment from: Mo, Published: November 06

I had "rough" sex about 2 years ago and ejaculated blood, not specks, it was like nothing but blood, yet no pain. I was in shock (and so was she). I peed blood clots the next day but everything returned to normal a week or so later, everything was normal for 2 years then a few weeks back I ejaculated blood again, no rough sex, again no pain.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I have developed this condition (blood in my semen), after taking sleeping aids and cold relief medications such as NyQuil.

Comment from: CSM741, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 12

I am a 57 year old male. I had a vasectomy 25 years ago. When I ejaculate I have blood in my semen fluid. I have been for tests for prostate cancer and others, the blood did stop for a while, but has started again. I just had a course of antibiotics.

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