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Definition of Hematospermia, Causes and Treatment
Trauma and infection are the main causes of hematospermia. Sexually transmitted diseases (stds), notably gonorrhea and chlamydia, are common infections that irritate and inflame the urethra, often causing bleeding into both the urine (hematuria) and the semen as either passes through the urethra to leave the body.
Diagnostic and therapeutic efforts focus on identifying and treating the underlying cause.
See also EPISTAXIS; URETHRITIS.
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