I had a vasectomy several weeks ago and everything was fine. Now I am ejaculating blood. Is this normal?

Blood in ejaculation, for two days now.

Answers from doctors (8)


More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on Feb 03, 2019

It is not normal to ejaculate blood after a vasectomy, but it's also not uncommon. If it happens a few times, I would not be concerned. If it continues, I'd see the urologist. The vas deferens is traumatized during vasectomy, so some blood in the ejaculate can occur but should not persist.

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

It is not normal to ejaculate blood after a vasectomy, but it's also not uncommon. If it happens a few times, I would not be concerned. If it continues, I'd see the urologist. The vas deferens is traumatized during vasectomy, so some blood in the ejaculate can occur but should not persist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Leonid Kotkin, MD

Published on Jul 11, 2015

It is nothing to worry about. It is not a typical outcome but it could be some bleeding in the ejaculatory portion of the vas. This bleeding is self limited and does not require special management

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Answered by Leonid Kotkin, MD

It is nothing to worry about. It is not a typical outcome but it could be some bleeding in the ejaculatory portion of the vas. This bleeding is self limited and does not require special management

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Larry I. Lipshultz, MD

Published on Jul 10, 2015

Blood in the ejaculate ( hematospermia) is NOT a recognized condition associated with a vasectomy. This bleeding is usually believed to be due to a broken blood vessel in your prostate or seminal vesicle ( male sex glands). See your urologist if this persists.

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Answered by Larry I. Lipshultz, MD

Blood in the ejaculate ( hematospermia) is NOT a recognized condition associated with a vasectomy. This bleeding is usually believed to be due to a broken blood vessel in your prostate or seminal vesicle ( male sex glands). See your urologist if this persists.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Michael J. Karasis, MD

Published on Jul 10, 2015

What you are describing is post - vasectomy hematospermia. Most cases of hematospermia from any cause are generally self-limited. I would suspect it to resolve within a few weeks if not sooner. If it persists perhaps it might be wise to consult with a urologist

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Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

What you are describing is post - vasectomy hematospermia. Most cases of hematospermia from any cause are generally self-limited. I would suspect it to resolve within a few weeks if not sooner. If it persists perhaps it might be wise to consult with a urologist

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Allen Futral, MD

Published on Jul 10, 2015

This is not normal. You should see your doctor.

Answered by Allen Futral, MD (View Profile)

This is not normal. You should see your doctor.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Stephen F. Shaban, MD

Published on Jul 10, 2015

Hematospermia = blood in the semen.
Occurs spontaneously in many men.Generally not related to vasectomy.
See urologist if it persists.

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Answered by Stephen F. Shaban, MD

Hematospermia = blood in the semen.
Occurs spontaneously in many men.Generally not related to vasectomy.
See urologist if it persists.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Theodore V. Benderev, MD

Published on Jul 10, 2015

Yes, blood in the ejaculate is normal in the first month after a vasectomy. If you can imagine, the vas tube has been opened and any resultant blood from the wound can pass through the tube during healing.

Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD (View Profile)

Yes, blood in the ejaculate is normal in the first month after a vasectomy. If you can imagine, the vas tube has been opened and any resultant blood from the wound can pass through the tube during healing.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Neil H. Baum, MD

Published on Jul 10, 2015

This is an uncommon finding after a vasectomy however it is not alarming and will probably pass with the tincture of time. It may be related to a problem in your prostate or the attached glands, the seminal vesicles. If it persists, I would return to the urolgist who did your vasectomy.

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Answered by Neil H. Baum, MD

This is an uncommon finding after a vasectomy however it is not alarming and will probably pass with the tincture of time. It may be related to a problem in your prostate or the attached glands, the seminal vesicles. If it persists, I would return to the urolgist who did your vasectomy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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