ZocdocAnswersWhy would a man bleed after masturbating?

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Why would a man bleed after masturbating?

i was masturbating only to find out after ejaculation there was blood on penis, is there something serious about that?

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This is an important question that should be discussed with your doctor. Sometimes with sexual intercourse or with masturbation there can be irritation and inflammation of the urethra, leading to a small amount of blood in the ejaculate. This typically is not a serious problem and it tends to resolve on its own, although it is usually advisable to take a break from sexual activity in order to give things time to calm down. Another common cause of blood with ejaculate are certain sexually transmitted infections, such as clamydia or gonorrhea. The mechanism is similar here, as the infection causes irritation of the urethra and other surrounding structures, leading to some blood in the ejaculate. I would recommend going to see your primary care doctor about this issue, especially if it persists or if there are associated symptoms, such as pain with urination, discharge from the tip of the penis, or pain in the scrotum or testicles. Your doctor will be able to perform an examination and help you determine if any additional workup or treatment is needed. If there is any suspicion of a sexually transmitted infection, your doctor will likely order some urine tests to confirm and some antibiotics to treat the infection. Again, please make an appointment with your doctor today!

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