I saw blood into the sperm: what does it mean?

Thursday 01 February 2018   Autore: Prof. A. Natali

Topic: Diagnostics in andrology

The presence of blood in the semen is almost always indicative of an inflammation and / or infection of the prostate

The presence of blood in the sperm, defined as hemospermia, is almost always indicative of inflammation and / or infection of the prostate (prostatitis). It typically occurs in the young man, but can also occur after the age of 50. It is a symptom of which  is always good to discuss with the doctor, because it can be caused not only by an infection but also by incorrect lifestyle habits (alcohol and smoking abuse). Classical therapy is antibiotic and anti-inflammatory that must be administered for at least 3 weeks. If the symptom recurs frequently despite treatment and behavioral measures, especially in men over 50, it may be useful to investigate further with tests such as determination of PSA in the blood and transrectal prostatic ultrasound to rule out more complex prostatic diseases.

 

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