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My boyfriend is bleeding from his penis, what's wrong?

My boyfriend recently has been going for a poo and have been bleeding red blood, and now his been getting stomach pains, each morning when his been going for a poo his penis has been leaking blood too. His in no Pain apart from stomach ache. He suffered from cytits on his bum too.

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There are many possible causes for blood in the urine (hematuria) that your boyfriend needs to seek consultation with an urologist to evaluate his hematuria. The source of the bleeding can come from the upper (kidneys or ureters) or lower (bladder, urethra, prostate). The most common source of bleeding is from the prostate gland possibly due to a tear in one of the fragile veins of the prostate. This is relatively common complication, especially when there is vigorous sexual intercourse or if intercourse has been infrequent. It often but not always occurs during ejaculation. Kidney stones as well as irritation of the prostate gland (prostatitis) and infections of the bladder or kidneys can also cause it to become inflamed and predispose to bleeding. Many cases of hematuria are not serious, but it is important to see a doctor anytime you notice blood in the urine. In some cases, it may be a sign of advanced kidney, bladder or prostate tumor or cancer. It is best to see a urologist for a complete examination, including a rectal examination, urinalysis to look for abnormal cells or minerals in the urine, and other lab tests. If warranted, his doctor may also order imaging studies (ultrasound, IVP, CT or MRI) that allows visualization of the bladder or kidney to help identify kidney stones, tumors, and other abnormalities. Cystoscopy may also be performed with a miniature camera inserted into the bladder to check for the presence of cancerous cells. Hematuria is an important potential warning sign and should not be ignored. Please speak to a doctor, and good luck.

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