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is blood in your semen. The cause of hematospermia may be unknown, and it may go away on its own. It may be caused by an infection or a recent procedure such as a prostate biopsy or vasectomy. It may also be caused by being abstinent (no sexual activity) for a long time. Rarely, hematospermia may be caused by cancer of the prostate, bladder, or testicles.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You continue to see blood in your semen.
  • You have trouble urinating.
  • You see blood in your urine.
  • You develop any new symptoms.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.


depends on the cause of your hematospermia. You may not need any treatment. You may need antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.