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A few years ago I was masturbating when I ejaculated blood. It was a LOT of blood and came out pretty steady; it wasn't like there was a little bit. I was terrified but I stupidly didn't go to the doctors. The blood soon clotted inside of my penis and I had to push very hard next time I went to urinate. I pushed as hard as I could and a huge clot of blood finally came out along with a steady stream of urine mixed with DARK red blood. It burned like crazy. I waited a few weeks after that before ejaculating again and everything was fine.

Then about 8 months later I was having sex with my girlfriend and the same thing happened. I ejaculated enough blood to completely fill a condom and it flowed out of the sides. Again, I was terrified. This time I tried to push like I did the first time but nothing came out. I figured I would try again in the morning and I went to bed. I woke up the next morning and still couldn't go. By 5 PM that night I could feel the pressure building in my bladder and it was REALLY starting to hurt. I finally bit my lip and went to the emergency room. They stuck a catheter in me and drained a TON of blood, urine and huge red blood clots. I tore my ACL in high school and the catheter compared to that painwise was not even on the same scale. I had never hurt this much in my life. They ended up hooking up this thing that flushed my bladder out with a saline solution via some double-tubed catheter. Once they were satisfied that my bladder was blood-free, they told me to try and urinate. I couldn't, 4 hours later.

They put the catheter back in (ow Sad(() and admitted me to the hospital. They did a ridiculous amount of tests over the next 4 days and none of them provided an answer. They X-Rayed me twice; once just laying on a table and once by putting that fluid stuff into me and watching it go through my body. They did a bunch of STD tests and they all came out fine. The whole time I was having saline solution pumped into my bladder by one catheter tube and removed from another. The solution would go in clear and come out tinted red with a few little blood clots every now and then.

By the 4th day, they figured they ran out of options so they put me under and did some procedure where they put a camera inside of my urethra (...) That also proved fruitless as they said that everything looked fine with the exception of a tiny bit of scarring on my bladder wall.

They sent me home. 12 hours later I still couldn't urinate so I went to the urologist that I spoke to at the hospital. They put a catheter in me and told me to come back in a month. After the most painful month in my life (have you ever gotten an erection while having a catheter in your penis? oh my god), I returned and they took it back out. The lady pumped what seemed like a gallon of water into my bladder, handed me a bucket, and told me to urinate. It burned but I did it. Blood-free too.

The urologist said he had no idea why what had happened had happened. Then he proceeded to say "yeah, that'll happen sometimes." I'm relatively sure this isn't a normal thing for healthy 23 year old males to go through.

About a month later I got an erection that started leaking blood. I had been too terrified to try ejaculating the entire month so I waited for the erection to subside. Once it did I went to try and urinate, and couldn't. A tiny bit of bloody urine seemed to squeak through the crack in my urethra. I kept returning to the bathroom every 10 minutes and a little bit came out each time. Finally during one of my trips to the bathroom, I passed the blood clot. It was massive and followed by a steady stream of dark red blood/pee.

I returned to the urologist and he gave me a prostate exam. He said everything felt fine. I also got more x-rays and they ruled out any kidney stones.

It's been about 10 months since all this happened and I still go through EVERY SINGLE DAY terrified that it will happen again. I've gotten no answers from the doctors and its cost me a ton of money just to attempt to return to normalcy.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be causing this? I've been taking multivitamins and drinking cranberry juice and doing everything I can think of to try and stay healthy but whenever I feel a tiny twinge of pain below the waist, I panic.

I hate living in fear of this happening again.
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replied April 20th, 2008
Awesome. Still no ideas huh? :\
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replied April 19th, 2016
Will this help? Im experiencing the same outcome!
webmd article

Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)

Seeing blood in the semen can make a man anxious. Fortunately, it doesn't always signal a major medical problem. For men younger than 40 with no related symptoms and no risk factors for underlying medical conditions, blood in semen often disappears on its own.

But for men 40 and over, chances are higher that blood in the semen needs evaluation and treatment. This is especially true for men who:

Have repeated episodes of blood in the semen
Have related symptoms while urinating or ejaculating
Are at risk for cancer, a bleeding disorder, or other conditions
Blood in the semen is called hematospermia or hemospermia. When men ejaculate, they typically don't examine their semen looking for blood. So it’s not known how common the condition is.

Causes of Blood in the Semen
Blood in the semen can come from several different sources:

Infection and inflammation. This is the most common cause of blood in the semen. Blood can come from an infection or inflammation, in any of the glands, tubes, or ducts that produce and move semen from the body. These include:

Prostate(the gland that produces the fluid part of semen)
Urethra (the tube that carries urine and semen from the penis)
Epididymis and vas deferens (tiny tube-like structures where sperm mature before ejaculation)
Seminal vesicles (which add more fluid to the semen)
It can also come from an STI (sexually transmitted infection) such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, or from another viral or bacterial infection. Infection and inflammation are the culprits behind nearly four out of every ten cases of blood in the semen.

Trauma or a medical procedure. Blood in the semen is common after medical procedures. For instance, as many as four out of five men may temporarily have blood in their semen following a prostate biopsy.

Procedures done as treatment for urinary problems can also cause mild trauma that leads to temporary bleeding. This usually disappears within several weeks after the procedure. Radiation therapy, vasectomy, and injections for hemorrhoids can also cause blood. Physical trauma to the sex organs after pelvic fracture, injury to the testicles, excessively rigorous sexual activity or masturbation, or other injury can cause blood in the semen.

Causes of Blood in the Semen continued...
Obstruction. Any of the tiny tubes or ducts in the reproductive tract can be blocked. This can cause blood vessels to break and release small amounts of blood. The condition called BPH, which causes the prostate to become enlarged and pinch the urethra, is also linked to blood in semen.

Tumors and Polyps. One review of over 900 patients with blood in semen found only 3.5% actually had a tumor. Most of these tumors were in the prostate. Blood in semen, though, can be linked to cancer of the testicles, bladder, and other reproductive and urinary tract organs. Men -- especially older men -- with risk factors for cancer should be evaluated if they have blood in their semen. Untreated cancer is a life-threatening disease.

Polyps in the reproductive tract, which are benign growths that don't cause any medical problem, can also cause blood in semen.

Blood vessel problems. All of the delicate structures involved in ejaculation, from the prostate to the tiny tubes that carry sperm, contain blood vessels. These can be damaged resulting in blood in the semen.

Other medical conditions. Markedly elevated high blood pressure, HIV, liver disease, leukemia, and other medical conditions are also associated with blood in semen.

As many as 15% of cases of blood in semen can't be traced to a known cause. Many of these cases are also self-limiting. That means that the blood in the semen goes away by itself without medical treatment.

Related Symptoms
When looking for an underlying cause of blood in the semen, the doctor will ask about any related symptoms, including:

Blood in the urine (called hematuria)
Hot, burning urination or other symptoms of painful urination
Difficulty emptying your bladder completely
A painful bladder that feels distended
Painful ejaculation
Swollen or painful areas on the sex organs or obvious scrapes from injury
Penis discharge or other signs of an STD
Fever, racing pulse, and higher-than-normal blood pressure

Blood in Semen: Tests and Evaluation
To diagnose blood in the semen the doctor will take a complete medical history. That will include a history of any recent sexual activity. The doctor will also perform a physical exam. This will include examining the genitals for lumps or swelling and a digital rectal exam to check the prostate for swelling, tenderness, and other symptoms. The doctor may also ask for the following tests:

Urinalysis or urine culture to identify infection or other abnormalities.
STD testing if a sexually transmitted disease is suspected.
The "condom test" if there's a possibility that blood in the semen is actually coming from a sexual partner's menstrual cycle. The man will be told to wear a condom and then examine the "protected" semen for blood.
PSA testing, to test for prostate cancer by measuring a substance called prostate-specific antigen in the blood.
Other urological tests such as cystoscopy, ultrasound, CT, and MRI to further evaluate the patient.
Treatment for Blood in Semen
Treatments target the known cause:

Antibiotics are used for infections.
An anti-inflammatory medication may be prescribed for some types of inflammation.
If an STD or medical condition such as high blood pressure or liver disease is the culprit, the doctor will treat that condition.
When blood in semen stems from a recent urology procedure, such as a prostate biopsy, it usually disappears by itself in a matter of weeks.
In younger men, blood in the semen that happens just once or twice without any additional symptoms or history of certain medical conditions can disappear on its own without treatment.

If you have repeated episodes of blood in the semen along with painful urinary or ejaculatory symptoms, the doctor may refer you to a urologist.

If the doctor suspects prostate cancer, or another form of cancer, the doctor may ask for a prostate biopsy to evaluate the tissue for cancer. The incidence of prostate cancer is low in younger men -- only 0.6% of cases occur in men younger than 45. But for men of any age with risk factors for cancer, testing that rules out prostate cancer may be the most reassuring part of treatment for blood in semen.
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replied April 20th, 2008
Hi, mchizzle.

I thankfully have never had to endure that type of injury (and subsequent treatment). And boy, am I glad. I unfortunately can't relate to you... the only thing I can think of is that it's just something your body does... kind of like a disorder. Having said that, though, I'm not an expert by any means... I just know that the human body does many, many weird things that are unexplainable until they are fully researched. You might be one of those cases.

I wish you the best, though.... and I hope I never get an erection while I have a catheter. ouch.
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replied April 23rd, 2008
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The only thing that comes to mind is a possible tear in one of the vessels in the penis. This would cause the frank (red) blood and it would occur during urination and ejaculation. The tear will clot off but the clot can become displaced and the bleeding will begin again. I would see if the doctor could do a doppler ultrasound to check for blood flow and if there is any delay in blood flow. If he refuses go to another doctor. This is not normal.
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replied May 17th, 2008
omg this is the most scariest story ive ever read.
im freaked out and scared...
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replied May 31st, 2008
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A friend of mine had the same problem he is a 22 yr old healthy male and no one could give him any answers. He said he is just edgy now and avoids stimulation and is desperate to find a solution ... weird
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replied May 31st, 2008
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Hmmm. I wonder if a vessel is leaking blood. Sometimes a vessel can get a tiny tear in it and it will ooze blood. See a vascular specialist. This is not normal to have blood upon ejaculation.
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replied June 19th, 2008
blood when ejaculating
my husband would sometimes get this, it was from a prostate infection. Check this out guys and make sure you are seen by urologist to determine what the problem is..

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replied June 25th, 2008
I am 45 years old. I had this problem since I was 18. Sometimes it would go away for several years and would always come back. One year ago, it happened again and I had to go under to have the clot removed. I had all kinds of tests...nothing was found....other than "varicose type veins" in the prostate. I was put on finasteride for the past year. Conditions improved slightly as I would go a week or two without bleeding, but it would always bleed after intercourse or erections even sometimes. The head of urology was dumb-founded. I tried vitamins, resting, baths, everthing...and nothing worked. Then, I searched on the web and found a study which was done in China. Similar conditions to mine....and these postings. They tried Avodart on a male, and he was symptom free for 18 months. I started Avodart one month ago and NO BLOOD at all!! I have even had intercourse several times a day and no blood! It was amazing as it worked right away. Nothing else ever worked. It's worth a shot for all of you who have this condition. Plus, a nice side effect is the hair on my head is growing back............
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replied July 23rd, 2008
Ejaculating blood.
Wow, it was really interesting to read the first post (and I certainly sympathise) as something similar happened to my boyfriend around 5yrs ago and we thought we were the only case.

We hadn't seen eachother for around a month so, as you can imagine, we were keen to be alone together. We had excellent, hungry sex, but there was nothing in any way kinky about it. He was on top, it was vaginal and it wasn't rough in any way. Pls excuse the details - I include them as girl-on-top, anal sex etc are usually cited as causes for what happened to my boyfriend. My boyfriend came as normal and all seemd fine...until I got up and noticed a large ammount of blood. We both presumed it was coming from me, even though I wasn't anywhere near my period...that was until we looked at his penis...which was still bleeding at a fairly rapid rate!

Naturally, we were very alarmed. He jumped straight into the shower and continued to panic as the blood flow continued. I got the fun job of calling his mum (lol, that was a conversation - especially as she immediately asked 'what did you do to him?!?!), who promptly called the family doctor.

By the time the doc (a penis specialist) arrived, the bleeding had stopped, but my boyfriend's scrotum was enormous and was clearly filling with blood. He could pee, but it was extremely painful and was full of blood.

My boyfriend spent the next two weeks with both his penis and his balls encased in ice as the swelling was terrible. His scrotum was roughly the size of a melon! He was also under strict instructions not to get excited - as if one can control it that easily! The poor thing started to bleed again everytime he got even slightly erect. His scrotum was blue, green and purple and his penis was very swollen in the middle. He also had to sit on a rubber ring until the swelling had gone down and was also banned from having sex for 2 months! We were very scared that he'd never be able to have sex again, so certainly behaved ourselves.

The long and the short of it is that the doctor believes that my boyfriend ruptured a tube in his penis when he came. He had never seen anything like it before (he had seen 'broken penis' before, but never this) and simply put it down to extreme excitement causing a literal penis explosion.

I'm delighted to say that he has been fine ever since. You can still feel (what I presume is) scar tissue in his penis, but he hasn't had any bleeding since then. The doctors are still none the wiser as to what caused it, but the main thing is that he is fine now (touch wood).

I sincerely hope that you will recover from this and wish you all the best.
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replied July 26th, 2008
this is happening to us right now
This is a really terrifying thing to have happening, for both of us.
My husband was so embarrassed to talk to me at first, about this. This has been happening to him for about a month. We are right now going through a battery of tests. He goes for a scan of some kind next week (MRI, CAT, or something). He has already endured all the painful swab things, exams, and blood tests
It's awful for him to be so afraid of getting excited, as then flowing blood and clots and all happen.
Unknown to me, he did for a little while try that male drug Enzite.
And he bicycle commutes.
And he likes to be really deep in during sex, as in bottoming out against my cervix. I get scared that my body somehow injured him, or that maybe we have sex too often (sometimes vigorously) for his body to take it. I am younger (40's) and he is older (50's).
We are trying to think of any aspect that could be a cause.
It's very scary unknown territory. We are afraid it will keep happening. Noone has any answers (yet).
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replied August 21st, 2008
i, too, have experienced this terrifying and reoccuring problem
i believe the problem that caused my condition was that i would use to hold in my ejaculation during climax (yes, VERY idiotic. but i was really young). i did it many times with no problems until one day i noticed blood leaking slowly in place of the ejaculate.

i was only 18, so i freaked and urinated ASAP. the bloody urine scared the living daylight out of me! shaken, i awoke my parents and pretended i just woke up and started peeing blood. we went to the hospital and they did small tests and everything checked out ok on their end. so i waited the next day to give it a rest...

once more i tried stimulating my penis and i noticed my pre-ejaculate was again bloody. i tried urinating several minutes later but the clot had already formed in the prostate region of my urethra, blocking urine flow.

only spurts of blood followed, so i had to get a catheter inserted for 3 days and visited a urologist to get it removed. successfully i urinated and passed the clots. the urologist simply said "well done" and sent me on my way, telling me to wait 3 days to try and stimulate myself again and see if the problem persists. so i stimulate and more bloody pre-ejaculate. i'm able to urinate the blood out that time.

i go on a mission to find out how long it takes for it to heal, waiting week after painful week with no excitement, collectively having no orgasm for 3 months. one week would pass, i'd stimulate and pass bloody urine. 2 weeks pass and i'd stimulate, still blood. finally i waited a full month and stimulated with no blood in the urine or pre-ejaculate, yet i was still horrified at the idea of ejaculating blood, so i did not orgasm for another entire month after.

this problem has been occuring since i was 18, i'm currently 22. my urologist had stuck a small camera inside my urethra and said it appeared that i had possible weak blood vessels on the prostate wall creating the problem. he suggested that if the problem ever occurs again to ask my doctor for a Rx of Proscar. i never have asked for the Rx because i know now that masturnating every-so-often, as opposed to everyday, gives my prostate time to settle and "heal".

i also recommend taking vitamin E supplements. look on the bottle and make sure it contains "d-tocopherols", NOT "dL-tocopherols". "dL" is the synthetic, cheap version that won't be as beneficial as natural d-tocopherols. also purchase vitamin E with a high IU, preferably over 400. i've used a 1,500 IU supplement and experienced amazing changes. since taking the natural supplement, my problem virtually vanished and i was able to have 2-3 orgasms with a partner in one night/morning.

i'm not selling vitamin E, but it does play a HUGE role in the health and maintenance of the body's blood passages. dont get me wrong - i DID experience the problem once more roughly two months ago. but that was almost 2 years after the last occurence and it only took me 2 weeks to heal instead of an entire month. that and i accidentally landed ON my penis while changing sexual positions with my female partner.

i've stopped taking the vitamin E for almost a year now, but i should start using it again to prevent future problems. i HIGHLY suggest to use natural vitamin E for several months and see how it works out. i do admit that the bloody experience SUCKS! and don't listen to the crap the urologist tells you. as i read each story, us men with the problem KNOW the doctors have no f***ing clue what the cause is. they only enjoy making money from blindly treating it's symptoms.


1. when and if the problem occurs - no excitement for an entire month! i hear something called "salt peter" (sp?) aids with keeping the penis understimulated. i personally wouldn't take any. pure will power can do the trick most of the time.

2. natural d-tocopherol vitamin E supplements for several months to strengthen any weakened vessels possibly causing the problem.

3. STOP MASTURBATING ALL THE TIME!!! i used to be what they consider a "chronic masturbator". i used to do it once to five times a day. give your prostate a day or two to rest after an orgasm. you'll find life can be more pleasant when you're not masturbating or having sex 24/7.

im definitely not a doctor, so take whatever i say as an opinion that comes from 4 years of painful experience and many trial and errors. find what works best for you. stimulation should be enjoyable, so push the fear aside and enjoy it! i wish many males with this similar problem the VERY best of luck.
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replied August 22nd, 2008
How long did you take the megadose vitamin E?
Did you avoid excitement of any type during that time?
How long did it take before it 'worked'?

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replied August 24th, 2008
vitamin e
i took it for a year. its a natural vitamin so its not like you're going to dread taking the pills. i need to start taking them again just to be safe. yes, you can obtain excitement during the time you take vitamin e. but first wait the month-long period if the problem ever occurs to see if it clears up. then space out the times you get excited, maybe once every two days or so.

and remember to find what works best! Smile
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replied August 30th, 2008
When you get a clot
When you get a clot try eating spicy foods. they may not be the way to go but can vastly increase cardiovascular health. You may have a broken blood vessel or even possibly testicular damage. I haven't experienced this but i suggest you go without having erections for a long time. if you feel a erection coming, try pushing the muscle you use to make a bowel movement to ward it off. don't push it the wrong way or you will get a erection as its the same muscle that gives you a erection and ejaculation. as well as ice may help you with this and could possibly remove a clot and if the ice wont work dont try heat as you can damage the tissues and your testicles.

You should go in for that Rx as it may find out what is wrong.
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replied September 7th, 2008
optimistic just might be working, the megadose vitamin E!
My husband has been taking it, and it seems like it might be working! We will see if it continues. He finally had no blood happening...and we both were quite worried, as we had had a very energetic interlude...but no blood this time! He is also now taking Saw Palmetto--we both thought it couldn't hurt, too.
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replied September 12th, 2008
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loon wrote:
I am 45 years old. I had this problem since I was 18. Sometimes it would go away for several years and would always come back. One year ago, it happened again and I had to go under to have the clot removed. I had all kinds of tests...nothing was found....other than "varicose type veins" in the prostate. I was put on finasteride for the past year. Conditions improved slightly as I would go a week or two without bleeding, but it would always bleed after intercourse or erections even sometimes. The head of urology was dumb-founded. I tried vitamins, resting, baths, everthing...and nothing worked. Then, I searched on the web and found a study which was done in China. Similar conditions to mine....and these postings. They tried Avodart on a male, and he was symptom free for 18 months. I started Avodart one month ago and NO BLOOD at all!! I have even had intercourse several times a day and no blood! It was amazing as it worked right away. Nothing else ever worked. It's worth a shot for all of you who have this condition. Plus, a nice side effect is the hair on my head is growing back............

nice to hear that...congratulations on the hair too tiphat
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replied July 6th, 2012
I had this problem 8 years ago. Scared the hell out of me. I noticed certain positions I had blood and some I didn't. Extended erections had blood quick ones didn't. I became less active and it seemed to heal up. It reoccurred 3 years ago. A doctor in Asia where I was living at the time gave me Avodart.`I don't remember how much I took or how often but I kept the empy medicine packets incase I ever have the problem again. After 3 I'm having the problem again. I'm not living in NY. I plan to go to a Doctor this week. I've experienced the clotting and difficulties in urinating. Drink a lot of fluids before intercourse to help you urinate afterwards before the clot block the passage of urine.
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replied April 23rd, 2009
There is really no way to stop this asap?
My boyfriend just had this problem start this week, its not a lot of blood like most of these other cases I have been read, but he is having the problem with painful urination and last night when we had sex blood came out and it freaked us out. His dad is a doctor and he really is embarrassed about this but still has not gone to the doctor. Also we had all his std test done just to make sure but eerything came out clean. Could this get worse and worse if we continue to have sex or if he decides to masturbate? This is some scary stuff I feel so bad for him and all of you guys, I don't understand how doctors could say this is nothing and act like its just a normal thing, he is only 23 around the same age as all of you guys when this started. There has to be a easier way
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replied May 27th, 2009
Happened this morning
Not sure if any of the previous posters still read this, but if so, are there any updates on your own progress with this problem?

I'm 38 and just experienced this for the first time this morning, after masturbating. While I was masturbating, I started to notice a slight stabbing pain in the head of my penis...I know I probably should have stopped, but it seemed kind of minor. I ejaculated, and everything looked normal, until the end of the ejaculation, when I noticed a little bit of blood. Then the blood started flowing for a bit. I made an appointment with a urologist, but they can't get me in until Monday. It's about five hours later and it hasn't completely clotted. I still have some seeping. Haven't urinated yet (although I did this morning after ejaculating), but I'm thinking I should keep the water flowing so I can avoid Luke's problems (yikes!), if possible.

Has anybody else noticed this sort of pain in the head of the penis?
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replied October 22nd, 2009
Hello Peeps, just tagging along to see the outcome as this has and is happening to me,
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