Five things to consider in haematospermia
BLOOD in the semen is alarming for many patients.
This often neglected sign has been reported for centuries, and can result from bleeding anywhere along the urinary tract, including the prostate, seminal vesicles, bladder, urethra, epididymis or vas deferens.
Haematospermia tends to be painless, acute and self-limiting and usually occurs in isolation. However, it can be accompanied by other urinary symptoms.
Usually benign, haematospermia has been associated with prostate cancer, with one study reporting prostate