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The ejaculatory output of a man with severe hematospermia.
Classification and external resources
ICD-9 608.82
DiseasesDB 31879
eMedicine med/3466
Patient UK Hematospermia
MeSH D051516

Hematospermia,[a] the presence of blood in semen, is most often a benign symptom.[1] Among men age 40 or older, hematospermia is a slight predictor of cancer, typically prostate cancer.[2] No specific cause is found in up to 70% of cases.[3]


  1. ^ The symptom is also known as haematospermia, hemospermia and haemospermia.


  1. ^ http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/p1421.html
  2. ^ Blood in semen: Causes
  3. ^ Akhter, W; Khan, F; Chinegwundoh, F (April 2013). "Should every patient with hematospermia be investigated? A critical review". Central European Journal of Urology 66 (1): 79–82. PMC 3921834. PMID 24578999.