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Diagnosis In any fertility work-up, both male and female partners are tested if pregnancy fails to occur after a year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. It should be done earlier if a woman is over age 35 or if either partner has known risk factors for infertility. A work-up can not only uncover the causes of infertility but also detect other potentially serious medical problems, including genetic mutations, cancer, or diabetes. Fertility History The patient will provide the doctor with a detailed history of any medical or sexual factors that might affect fertility: Frequency and timing of sexual intercourse Duration of infertility and any previous fertility events Childhood illnesses and any problems in development Any serious illness (such as diabetes, respiratory infections, cancer, or previous surgeries) Sexual history, including any sexually transmitted diseases Any exposure to toxins, such as chemicals or radiation History of any medications and allergies Any family history of repr...
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...
All me want to be healthy, and in many cases, they try and take care of themselves by watching what they eat, getting exercise on a regular basis, and managing the stress in their lives. But many men are unaware that they can also take care of their sexual health and prevent problems before they occur. Here are 10 tips for men to keep in mind for maximum sexual health: Eat a healthy diet – Many men are surprised to learn that what they eat can affect their sexual performance, but it does. By eating healthy foods that are rich in nutrients and low in fats, you will keep your “sexual” system in good working order. Strive for plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean cuts of meat, whole grains and low-fat milk. Get regular exercise – Men who live a “couch potato” lifestyle may soon find themselves with sexual problems. By “getting up and moving” you will be taking an active ro...
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