It is most common in men aged 30 to 40 years and in men over 50 years of age with benign prostate enlargement. Most cases go away in time without treatment. What causes blood in semen? The male reproductive system is made up of the testes, a system of ducts tubes and other glands that open into the ducts.
Seeing your GP Your GP will try to determine whether the cause of the blood in your semen is likely to be serious or not. They'll need to consider a number of things, such as: However, if you're over 40, have persistent or recurrent symptoms, or tests have suggested a potentially serious underlying cause, your GP should refer you to a urologist specialist who treats problems of the urinary system. Treating blood in semen The treatment your GP or urologist recommends will depend on what they think is the underlying reason for the blood in your semen. In many cases, particularly if you have no other symptoms or the blood in your semen was an isolated incident, no treatment is necessary and the problem will usually resolve on its own. For example, you may be given antibiotics to treat an infection and cysts may need to be drained with a needle. If there's a serious underlying cause, such as a blood clotting disorder or cancer, you'll be referred to an appropriate specialist for any necessary treatment.
Nancy Ferrari Senior editor, Harvard Health An anxious colleague recently came into my office and closed the door. After a moment of stunned silence, I asked him about his prostate-specific antigen PSA level and whether he had had a biopsy. It conjures fears of cancer or a sexually transmitted disease. In many instances, it has no apparent cause.
Volume mL 3. All other values are those given in the review. Appearance and consistency Human semen in a petri dish Semen is typically translucent with white, grey or even yellowish tint.