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What could be the cause of what appears to be blood in semen

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what could be the cause of what appears to be blood in semen
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question.
The most common causes of having blood in semen are infection or inflammation anywhere in the genitourinary tract, from prostate, urethra, or any of the tubules within the scrotum. Other causes are sexually transmitted infections or trauma - even from overly-enthusiastic masturbation or vigorous sex. Pelvic trauma such as from an auto accident is another possible cause. I am assuming you haven't had any procedures such as a prostatectomy or other procedure, which could lead to blood.
It is usually of little concern unless it is recurrent. For men over 40, recurrent blood can be from cancer so it needs to be evaluated.
Please let me know if you have questions.
All the best,