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my dog is keeps bleeding from his penis he has antibotics but

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my dog is keeps bleeding from his penis he has antibotics but my vet says castration is the cure because it can led to cancer is this correct
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 years ago.
Bleeding from the penis can be due to prostate cancer. Castration of him at this time if it is due to cancer wouldn't be considered a cure. Castration can help reduce the size of the prostate if it is enlarged due to hypertrophy. Did your vet do a rectal exam to exam his prostate. If your vet hasn't taken any x-rays of his abdomen to look for bladder stones, they should. I would also consider a bladder ultrasound as it is possible for bladder cancer too unfortunately.
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