Blood In Semen (cont.)
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- Blood in semen facts
- What is blood in the semen?
- What are the causes of blood in the semen?
- What are the symptoms of blood in the semen?
- How is blood in the semen evaluated?
- How is blood in the semen treated?
- What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with blood in the semen?
- Find a local Urologist in your town
What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with blood in the semen?
The prognosis relates to the underlying cause of blood in the semen if a cause can be identified. However, most cases of hematospermia are benign and resolve without treatment. While cancer is a rare cause of blood in the semen, the majority of cases are not related to cancer, especially in younger men.
Schiff, Jonathan D., et al. "Hematospermia." Medscape.com. 14 Apr. 2010. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/457632-overview>.
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