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I am ejaculating dark coloured blood. what could be the reason

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I am ejaculating dark coloured blood. what could be the reason for this happening. I have had recent blood test which show nothing apparently wrong. Iam 74 year old
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

this is called hematospermia, or blood in your sperm

many times, this is not a dangerous situation

a small amount of blood in the semen can cause dark color in the semen.

mild prostate inflammation can cause this

a drop of blood where the sperm is made in the testicle can cause this as well

this is NOT a sign of prostate cancer or future cancer

let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


The ejaculation looks more like blood than sperm, and it looks rather more than a spot. Is a spot of blood as you put it enough to discolour all the sperm ejected' Is this a normal happening with this complaint

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
does this happen every time?

have you tried a course of antibiotics to see if an infection in your prostate gland is treated?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It happens every time of late usually to a smaller extent. It seems to depend on the time scale between ejaculations

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
you should consult with a urologist and see if a course of antibiotics can help fight an infection in the prostate gland.
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