Do you need to see the Doctor for blood in the sperm?
Blood in the Sperm
Blood in the sperm or semen is unusual. We do not know how often it occurs. Sometimes it goes unnoticed and is temporary. If it continues more than a few times, you should seek treatment. Also, blood in the urine as well as the semen is different. You should get medical attention. Men under the age of 40 should not worry unless there are other symptoms or medical conditions.
Men over 40 should seek evaluation. If you notice ongoing issues with bleeding, seek attention. Other reasons you should be proactive:
- Family history of prostate cancer
- History of bleeding
- Pain with urinating
- Pain with ejaculation
Causes for blood in the semen vary. Sometimes, no causes can be found. Younger men tend to have infection. Older men, may want to eliminate the chance of cancer. However, even older men with repeated blood in the semen usually will not have cancer. Still, this is a risk factor, so it might warrant getting checked.