Haematospermia - a systematic review

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2006 Jul;88(4):339-42. doi: 10.1308/003588406X114749.


Haematospermia (or haemospermia) is a distressing symptom in sexually active men. In most cases, it is caused by non-specific inflammation of the prostate and seminal vesicles. In a small percentage of men, however, it may be a manifestation of genito-urinary or systemic malignancy, in particular prostate cancer. The purpose of this review is to explain the causes and management of patients with haematospermia.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Hemospermia* / diagnosis
  • Hemospermia* / etiology
  • Hemospermia* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Examination
  • Referral and Consultation