I Had Blood In Semen A Year Ago And Inflammation From Rectal Exam But No Nodules What Could Be These Symptoms?
different possible causes
It is understandable to be concerned about the recurring problem, in most persons, however, it is not associated with a serious medical condition. In some persons the exact cause is not found.
As you mentioned, it can sometimes be associated with conditions of the prostate such as infection or enlargement but there would usually be additional symptoms and the PSA would show changes.
Other causes are -(1) conditions of the urethra ( this is the tube in the penis through which urine and semen pass)
Infection, stricture (narrowing), cysts, polyps (benign growths)- can cause bleeding to occur
(2)seminal vesicles- these are glands that are involved in semen production.
Cysts in these glands can also cause this symptom
(3)there are systemic/generalized illnesses that are also associated with this condition eg high blood pressure, liver disease , bleeding disorder
Normally investigations would consist of a urinalysis and culture, PSA but these are the find infections and conditions of the prostate which you said have been ruled out.
Imaging with a transrectal ultrasound may be needed to take a look at it, it would be able to check the seminal vesicles along with other structures
Cystourethroscopy involves taking a look at the urethra
In many persons, as it did with you at one point, it resolves on its own.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
due to possible clearance of the passage
No, it is not usually related to hormones.
In terms of the clearance with masturbation, this may be due to flushing out of the passage where the semen would travel though the exact cause is not clear. It may be similar to urinary tract infections where excess fluid is advised to flush the kidneys.
Unfortunately, there is no known diet that would help with this symptom.
Recurrence can occur in some men. If you have been through the different imaging (ultrasound and scope mentioned previously) and nothing has been found, then you would fall under the umbrella of those men where the cause is not known.
In others may be the structural changes or cysts mentioned
usually not dangerous in most
Yes, you can wait a few weeks and see if it clears up again. It is usually not dangerous in most persons but at some point, if possible ( if you have not had the assessment done already), you should have imaging to make sure though.
Even when a lesion is found it is not usually life threatening eg may be benign cyst or growth
Injury is one cause but in most cases, trauma or injury to the groin area is noticed because usually associated with pain.