How is blood in semen treated?

How is blood in semen treated?

Treatment is based on extent and duration of the presence of blood in your semen, your age and presence of other symptoms.

If you are under the age of 40, have no urinary tract symptoms, have no risk factors for other medical conditions, and there’s been only a single episode of blood in your semen, you’ll likely not need any treatment. The symptom will resolve on its own.

If a cause for blood in your semen is identified, your provider will prescribe appropriate treatments, including:

  • Antibiotics if you have an infection.
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Finasteride (Proscar), a medication used to shrink an enlarged prostate can often stop hematospermia if due to fragile/friable blood vessels on the prostate.
  • Medicines to treat other medical conditions

If other underlying causes are determined, appropriate treatment should be given.

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