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Blood in Semen - 8 months and counting

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  • Posted By: jjpoutwest
  • July 28, 2007
  • 00:01 AM

Im 47yo healthy male and have been experiencing blood (and not just a little) in my semen for over 8 months now. There is no blood in the urine, or pain with ejaculation, but plenty of blood every time - just like a bloody nose - but lower. It's a mess thats killed my sex life (duh) and has got me depressed. My urologist has completed a battery of tests, which returned normal (PSA-2.2, rectal exam of prostate, MRI of pelvis & prostate, cystoscopy, and finally this week a TRUS with prostate biopsy-with normal results). The only thing the urodoc mentioned is that I have a "slightly enlarged prostate, not cancerous". I am extremely frustrated that nothing has turned up, yet the condition certainly is not letting up. Doc now wants to put me on a trial course of Avodart to help shrink the prostate and "see what happens", but I am a bit scared of the drug's side effects of other negative sexual impacts.

Should I seek out a 2nd Urologist? Thanks for any and all input.

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  • Although i have no insight to your situation i would definitely recommend you see another urodoc. It is always a good idea to get a second opinion, especially after having so many tests done already with no results.
    nicholas610 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks. I called my primary physician today and he is sending me a second referral, which I will follow up on. Meanwhile, I am holding off on taking the Avodart, and having some minor pain and urinary bleeding 4 days now after the biopsy.
    jjpoutwest 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hey I've had the same problem for over 2 years but the national health service have fobbed me off over and over. A year later has the blood cleared up or did you find a reason in the end?I would be grateful for the advice
    wish-it-would-vanish 1 Replies Flag this Response
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