Blood in the semen
What should I do if I have blood in my semen?
If you see blood in the semen you should undergo further investigation to rule out an underlying cause, to have your urine checked for signs of blood and to have your prostate examined.
Mr Malde offers urgent appointments for investigation at his specialist private urology clinics across London.
Why might I have blood in my semen?
Although it can affect men of any age after puberty, it is most common in men aged 30-40 years.
Semen originates from multiple organs, including the seminal vesicles and prostate. Blood in the semen is most often due to low-grade infection or inflammation of the prostate gland or seminal vesicles. Other rarer causes include:
- Prostate stones
- Prostate cancer
- Seminal vesicle cysts
- Urethral polyps
- Following prostate surgery or biopsy
- Conditions that increase your risk of bleeding
How we can help you
Mr Malde provides a rapid and comprehensive assessment for patients with blood in their semen.
The assessment includes a detailed medical history and a thorough physical examination including examination of the prostate. Further tests will include blood tests and a PSA test if appropriate, followed by an ultrasound scan, state-of-the-art CT or MRI scans if required and an inspection of the inside of the urethra and bladder with a small, flexible telescope (cystoscopy) which can be performed under general or local anaesthetic. The specific treatment recommended to you will depend on the underlying cause.
Urgent appointments can be booked through his specialist private urology clinics across London.