Blood in Semen

Anytime we see our own blood, it is a cause for some concern, and seeing blood in semen is no different. As disconcerting as it may be, such an occurrence does not often indicate a serious condition, especially in those men under 40, so there’s no need to get overly worried.

Episodes of blood in semen may be just an isolated event, or the episodes may persist for a longer period of time, as much as a few months in some cases. The amount of blood visible will also vary. Sometimes it may consist of just a few drops, which may not even be noticeable at first glance. In more severe cases, the semen may consist almost entirely of blood.

To understand why blood may be present in the semen at various times, and why this isn’t overly serious, it’s necessary to remember that the sexual and reproductive organs are extremely sensitive and delicate, and prone to minor injuries.

Most men know just how sensitive they are, as virtually every man has had the misfortune of suffering trauma to their scrotum at one time or another, either accidentally, or at the capricious whims of a friend or adversary. A man can literally pass out from trauma to this area.

This sensitivity is not just restricted to the scrotum, and is present all throughout the sexual and reproductive organs, including the prostate, urethra, seminal vesicles, and perineum. Even the slightest amount of strain in these regions can cause the blood vessels to burst, sending small amounts of blood into the urine and/or seminal fluid.

Even exhausted love making can cause this to happen. When there’s a limited amount of semen in the seminal vesicles during ejaculation, the strain on the mucous membranes can cause them to rupture, not much different than what can occur when you repeatedly blow your nose with force.

However, in case blood in semen persists and accompanied by other unpleasant symptoms such as burning when urinating, fever and chills, stiffness and pain in the prostate, or any of the other prostate related symptoms, be sure to visit a doctor promptly.