After oral sex, my boyfriend started bleeding from his penis. This is the 2nd time this has happened. The first time, we went to the ER & the doctor said this was normal. Well, this is definitely not 'normal.' Whether the blood be little or great. He also said that while urinating this morning, that he bled some more. What can this be from or what causes this?
Blood in the ejaculation, called hematospermia, is usually a benign and self-limiting condition. There is usually no treatment needed. However, it is possible that this blood could be from an abnormality such as prostatitis, prostate cancer or other problem and so should be checked by a urologist.
* Blood in the urine can come from any condition that results in infection, inflammation, or injury to the urinary system.
* Typically, microscopic hematuria indicates damage to the upper urinary tract (kidneys), while visible blood indicates damage to the lower tract (ureters, bladder, or urethra). But this is not always the case.
* The most common causes in people younger than 40 years of age are kidney stones or urinary tract infections.
* These may also cause hematuria in older people, but cancers of the kidney, bladder, and prostate become a more common concern in people older than 40 years of age.
* Several conditions causing hematuria may exist at the same time.
* Some causes of hematuria are serious, others are not. Your healthcare provider will perform tests to help tell the difference.
The well-known causes of blood in the urine include the following:
* Kidney stones
* Infections of the urinary tract or genitals
* Blockage of the urinary tract, usually the urethra - by a stone, a tumor, a narrowing of the opening (stricture), or a compression from surrounding structures
* Cancer of the kidney, bladder, or prostate
* Kidney disease
* Blood clotting disorders
* Injury to the upper or lower urinary tract, as in a car accident or a bad fall
* Medications - Antibiotics [for example, rifampin (Rifadin)], analgesics such as aspirin, anticoagulants [blood thinners such as warfarin, (Coumadin)], phenytoin (Dilantin), quinine (Quinerva, Quinite, QM-260)
* Benign (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate - known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), a common condition in older men
* Chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and sickle cell anemia
* Viral infections
* Inflammation of the kidney - usually of unknown cause
* Strenuous exercise, especially running - results from repeated jarring of the bladder