BLOOD IN THE SEMEN

On August 7th, 2012, posted in: Blog by

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Blood in the semen is somehow a common problem in sexually active men between ages 20 and 50. One should consider that blood in semen means either after or during intercourse, the color of the semen becomes bloody and usually the patient is afraid of some condition going on. However, it should be investigated although it is benign condition and usually indicative of infection in the prostate, but one should consider this blood in the semen an investigative issue and should be talked to the doctor. The reason is sometimes the patient may mistakenly do not see the blood in the urine and mix it with the semen. If it is proven that blood is the semen itself and nothing in the urine, the condition is usually benign and the patient should be treated for chronic prostitutes which is a common problem again in a sexually active man. Again, the urine should be separately analyzed by microscope, by lab, or physicians or urologist to make sure that there is absolutely no blood in the urine and that is the semen. Sometimes existence of the stone in the prostate, which is again due to the chronic prostate, causes blood in the semen. In any event, one should not ignore the issue of blood in semen and once approved by physician or urologist that the condition is not due to any malignancy then condition is benign. We want to emphasize the fact that in occasion, blood in the semen could be indicative of any sort of prostate or bladder cancer, which may be ignored. The reason we are recommending it strongly is once you notice the blood is the semen definitely consult your physician or urologist. If you have any questions please call us at 301-428-3040.

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BLOOD IN THE URINE

On July 30th, 2012, posted in: Blog by

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Germantown Urology Center, Maryland

Blood in the urine is not normal, when a physician or laboratory finds more than two red blood cells in the urine without any evidence of infection that alarms that urinary tract has  a disease. Disease can start from upper tract, kidney, ureter, bladder, and prostate all the way to tip of the penis. The kidney disease could be cancerous. It could be stone in the kidney. It could  be benign cyst or a variety of other diseases of the kidney that alarms the first signs of blood in the urine. That blood could not be seen first with the patient’s eyes; however laboratory can verify if there are too many red blood cells in the urine. If the patient does not pay attention to this important issue, it will progress to the sever degree of disease being cancer, or the enlargement of kidney stone in some cases.

In the ureter which carries urine from the kidney down to the bladder, there could be various diseases that can cause blood in the urine such as stone or cancer of the ureter, this is called hematuria. In early stages, few red blood cells will be seen in the urine and usually the patient does not notice it until it becomes progressive and causes bloody urine. Therefore, casuses cancer in the urinary tract from the kidney all the way to the bladder and also prostate cancer which could manifesf itself initially by blood in the urine. Other signs of prostate cancer could be, elevated PSA, troubled urination and urinary retention.

In brief a urinary tract from the top of the kidney to the tip of the penis is fundemental and a variety of issues from infection, stone, and cancer can create blood in the urine which is abnormal and should be immediately investigated. Fortunately, advances of technology in the field of urology have given us the tools identify these symptoms and treat them if caught in the early stages. If you have any further questions about blood in the urine, causes of it and treatment options call Germantown Urology Center at 301-428-3040 and make an appointments.

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