That reddish tinge is usually due to a common condition called hematospermia, or blood in the semen. The condition usually stops quickly by itself. Still, you want to bring it up to your doctor: He or she will likely test your urine, examine your genitals and urinary organs, perform a digital rectal exam, and check your blood pressure. Men might experience blood in their semen if they have an infection or inflammation in their seminal vesicles, prostate, or urethra.
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Semen is normally a whitish-gray color. Changes in semen color might be temporary and harmless or a sign of an underlying condition that requires further evaluation. If semen discoloration is a new sign and it continues for more than a week, talk to your doctor or see a urologist. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission.
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Back to Health A to Z. It's unusual to find blood in your semen when you ejaculate, but try not to worry. It's usually only temporary and the cause is rarely anything serious. This page is intended to give you a better idea of the possible causes, but you should always see a GP for a diagnosis. A GP will try to determine whether the cause of the blood in your semen is likely to be serious or not.
On a fairly regular basis, I come into an exam room and find a guy with a very worried look on his face. This is an understandably alarming situation — though, fortunately, it is seldom serious. Semen, of course, is normally milky white. The medical name for the condition is hematospermia.