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Blood in semen

Blood in semen

Overview

The presence of blood in semen, the fluid discharged upon ejaculation, may be caused by inflammation, infection, obstruction or trauma.

Review Date 7/17/2018

Updated by: Sovrin M. Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.