Frequent urination is best described as having to urinate so often that your activities of daily life and sleep are adversely affected. This problem is not an illness itself but rather a symptom of a wide variety of conditions, some from diseases, and others from external factors. The urinary tract--the kidneys, bladder and drainage system--can be afflicted by infections at any site, which causea frequent urination as the urinary organs react to the infection. Bladder infections and those of the prostate are the most common urinary tract infections causing frequent urination, but infections of the kidneys may also result in this symptom. Treatment of the infections with appropriate antibiotics will usually cure the infection and stop the frequent voiding. Obstruction of the outflow of urine from the bladder is another cause of frequent urination. An enlarged prostate in men and scars in the urine tube draining the bladder impede the bladder’s ability...
Blood in the semen, called hematospermia, may be undetectable (microscopic) or visible in the ejaculation fluid.
Semen - bloody; Blood in ejaculation
Associated symptoms may include:
Pain with urination
Pain with ejaculation
Pain with bowel movement
Tenderness in the scrotum
Swelling in scrotum
Swelling or tenderness in groin area
Lower back pain
Blood in urine
Blood in the semen may be caused by inflammation, infection, blockage, or injury anywhere along the male reproductive tract. It may indicate disease or a problem within the urethra, testicles, epididymis, or prostate.
Blood in the semen is usually the result of inflammation of the seminal vesicles, and will almost always go away on its own. Often, the cause cannot be determined. If the blood does not clear and ejaculate is pe...
There is no question that men’s specific health needs are often overlooked when compared to women. Yet, statistically men have a shorter life expectancy and are more likely to die from chronic disease than their female counterpart. Part of the reason for this might be attributed to gender characteristics that are predominant in many men such as a greater propensity to take risks, a more macho “can’t get hurt” attitude and the avoidance of responsibility when it comes to proactive health care. Although these are broad generalizations that certainly don’t apply to all men (and may also be traits held by women), it’s important that we support men in caring for their health and wellbeing in the best way possible. In order to do so, we must recognize the gender differences and distinct challenges that men face in order to provide them with the best information for living a long and healthy life. Below are 8 health practices to assist men in t...
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