- Don't Panic! -
When you see your blood in semen, it is quite a shock! It only happened to me twice. But, the first time I thought, "Oh no! Now I'm dying!"
After a lengthy study, I learned that in most cases: Bloody sperm is usually, no more serious than the blood you see when you blow your nose.
Hematospermia is the medical term for bloody sperm. Even though most of us never heard of it, it seems to have been around for a long time. Hematospermia was even written about by the father of modern medicine: Hippocrates! (born 460 bc)
There are a number of things that can cause bloody sperm (blood in semen): prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland), infection, blockage, injury or impact anywhere in the male reproductive system.
Many men, when they see bloody semen, first think, "Oh no. Prostate cancer." Although it is possible, prostate cancer rarely causes bloody semen.
Actually, most blood in semen is of unknown origin. And,
It is quite a common occurrence in sexually active men in their 30s. But, it happens to teenagers and old men as well.
The vessels and structures in the male reproductive system are very delicate. You know this if you were ever hit or kicked in the groin (as virtually every young boy has been!).
The same is true of bicycles. When your foot slips off the pedal and your testicles crash into the crossbar.. Or you get hit there with a ball in dodge ball.. Any impact there Hurts A Lot!!
If the tissues were stronger, like the muscles, a normal kick there would not be very painful.
Because the testicles, seminal vesicles, urethra, prostate gland, epididymis, and the perineum are not strong tissues (like muscle), any impact or strain can cause a small blood vessel to break and put blood into the seminal fluid.
What is termed "exhausted love making" can cause bloody sperm. Without sufficient semen in the seminal vesicles, the mucous membranes inside the seminal vesicles strain on ejaculation. Again, just like when you blow your nose too often or too hard, the delicate mucous membranes can rupture and bleed.
If infection is the cause this bleeding, an antibiotic can usually clear it up easily. If blockage is the cause, surgery may be required. That is not very common.
Although this type of bleeding is quite common, the frequency of it is impossible to calculate because most semen is ejaculated intravaginally.
If this bleeding is persistent, and/or accompanied by pain, you should go see your doctor.
Normally, however, this bleeding (which is really scary the first time you see it) comes and goes by itself.
Vitamin C Bioflavonoids (not ascorbic acid) strengthen the walls of the small blood vessels. It may be a helpful supplement for you.
If you are a
vegan vegetarian and you are experiencing blood in semen, you should
consider adding butter to your diet. The essential nutrients in meat fat
and butter (saturated animal fats) also play an important role in the
strength of human blood vessels.
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