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hemospermia and HIV

Dec 26, 2006

Hi Doc, Is hemospermia or blood in semen caused by HIV. I had a one-time episode of this while masturbting (repeated). If it is associated with HIV, at what time does it occur after intial infection. I am sorry I cannot make a donation at the moment becuase I am from a developing country but I will surely make efforts in help in awareness and educating others. Thanks, DL

Response from Dr. Frascino


Hemospermia (hematospermia) can be frightening, but most of the cases are benign and self-limited and require no therapy. Rarely, it can be the result of medical problems, such as urethral stricture, infection of the prostate or a congenital bleeding disorder, but in the majority of cases, no specific cause can be found and the condition resolves on its own within a few weeks. About 17% of guys who have this will experience one episode only (like you) and not have any recurrences. Hopefully you are one of these 17%! However, if the condition recurs or persists beyond a three-week period, you should see a urologist for an evaluation, OK?

Also, take it easy with Mr. Happy! He has to last you a whole lifetime!

Dr. Bob

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