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RoyPoff
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Joined: Aug 2007

Message: I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer with a PSA value of 6.2, Clinical Stage of T1C and a Gleason Grade of 3+3. Prostate Biopsy done on March 28, 2007.
I will be having surgery to remove Prostate in Late Setember of this year But,at present have a problem of blood in my semen.
This experience of is that of 10-12 droplets of blood plus small coltting (2-3 clots) I have no blood in my urine and no other conditions with this condition.
My sexual activity is limited to once a week and is very disturbing to me this bleeding issue.
When my biopsy was done did experience some heavy bleeding and brown semen for three weeks But, cleared for a time and my current problem has been for the past month.

Could you please advise me on this issueof blood in semen four months after biopsy.
Roy

bertito
Posts: 14
Joined: Apr 2002

RoyPoff, I didn't bleed prior to my biopsy. After biopsy, radiation and seed implant, I began to bleed (clots) for almost three years. I had my procedure in 1998 with a 10.1 PSA and stage 3 1/2 (Gleason of 7). The bleeding stopped completly in 2001. Your bleeding is the norm rather than abnormal. Good luck to you next month.

fcatroneo
Posts: 89
Joined: Jan 2007

I just read this article and wanted to pass it along to you.

What could cause blood in my semen?

Answer:

Blood in the semen -- also known as hematospermia -- can be a very alarming symptom. However, the good news is that bloody semen is almost never a sign of a serious underlying medical problem.

Possible sources for blood in the semen include the following:

Urinary tract infections;

Prostatitis;

Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea or chlamydia;

Benign prostate hypertrophy;

Surgical procedures such as prostate biopsy or bladder catheterization;

Trauma to the testicles or prostate;

Cancer of the prostate, bladder or reproductive organs.

In most cases, bleeding presumably follows damage to small blood vessels in the urinary tract or prostate gland. This may come from minor trauma or irritation, or growth of normal blood vessels. Small amounts of blood may linger in the semen for weeks, but almost all cases resolve on their own. While on the list of possible sources, it's very rare for bleeding to come from a serious cause such as cancer. This is particularly true for men under the age of 40.

Young men who have a single episode of bleeding that goes away on its own generally need no evaluation other than an examination by your doctor and a urine specimen. A more thorough work-up may be worthwhile in older men, or in men who have persistent or recurring episodes of bleeding. Such a work-up might include cystoscopy, an ultrasound of the bladder and prostate, or a prostate biopsy. However, most of these evaluations will be entirely normal. In fact, even after extensive testing, it's unusual for a specific cause of the bleeding to be identified.

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hywd50
Posts: 5
Joined: Jun 2007

I just got through going through the some thing simple take 400mg of vit E I thought it was a joke,buy my semen is know clear. Take the vit E until you see it clear might take a week. Plesea reply

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