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What could be the reason for intermittent bleeding from penis?

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Posted on Tue, 7 Jan 2014
Question: I am an 83 year old male, in excedllent conditioin and threedays ago I noticed some blood leaking from my penis. it contiues off anf on in greater quanities of blood... I await the Doctor's email response,,, thanks, XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: Hello, Thank you for you query. Detailed Answer: Bleeding from the penis can occur due to following reasons keeping your age in mind: 1. Urinary tract infection 2. Urinary Bladder Cancer 3. Urinary Tuberculosis 4. Local Urethral Damage 5. Due to intake of Beetroot or some Drug tablets that you may be on. You will need to send the urine from microscopy study and culture to rule out any bacterial infection or atypical cells. You may also need to get a Endoscopy done to check for any growths in the bladder. Please do get back to me in case of further queries.
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Follow up: Dr. Pravin Banodkar (46 hours later)
Thanks Dr., bleeding has stopped, should it begin agian I will check in with my regular MD. XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer: Thank you very much for your message. Detailed Answer: Yes , you should be getting it checked ideally as your age and the on and off history of bleeding cannot be taken lightly. It would be better to investigate the cause of the prior bleeding history . Thanks and Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What could be the reason for intermittent bleeding from penis?

Brief Answer: Hello, Thank you for you query. Detailed Answer: Bleeding from the penis can occur due to following reasons keeping your age in mind: 1. Urinary tract infection 2. Urinary Bladder Cancer 3. Urinary Tuberculosis 4. Local Urethral Damage 5. Due to intake of Beetroot or some Drug tablets that you may be on. You will need to send the urine from microscopy study and culture to rule out any bacterial infection or atypical cells. You may also need to get a Endoscopy done to check for any growths in the bladder. Please do get back to me in case of further queries.