What could cause blood in semen?
Hi, lately, I have high fever for 2-days on 25 & 26 Oct 17 with bad cough & body aching. Although fever & bodyache have gone away, I am still having cough occassionally these days where I can feel the phlegm does not go away. Other than that, I found blood discharge in my semen these 2-days on 05 & 06 Nov 17. Not urine. There isn’t any pain during discharge. May I know the causes of blood in the semen ? Is it Prostatitis, inflammation in prostate gland ? Last sexual intercourse in mid Oct ‘17 with my girlfriend.
- Persistent phlegm symptoms may be due to post-nasal drip/allergic rhinitis and I feel that consulting your doctor to have a good history taking would help clarify the cause and treatment plan. As Dr Paul suggests, reflux may also be a possibility.
- Blood in semen, it really depends on the frequency, duration of the symptoms. Prostatitis is a possibility, albeit usually you would be more unwell and have some discomfort in the perineum. UTI/STDs are also usual causes, after trauma has been excluded. Do see your doctor as well if the symptoms persist as antibiotics may be indicated.
Hope all goes well!
Thank you for your question.
- Persistent phelgm could have many causes, sometimes normal, sometimes can be nasal allergies or reflux symptoms.
- Blood in semen is normally not a dangerous problem. It could be related to the recent cough/infection, especially if you do not have other symptoms. You could drop by your doctor’s clinic to run a simple urine screening or other checks if you are concerned.