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)


Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

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 Feb 03, 2019

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


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, 2015

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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


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 10, 2015

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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


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 10, 2015

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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


Answered by Allen Futral, MD

This is not normal. You should see your doctor.

Published on Jul 10, 2015

Answered by Allen Futral, MD (View Profile)

This is not normal. You should see your doctor.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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 10, 2015

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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


Answered by Theodore V. Benderev, MD

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 10, 2015

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


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 10, 2015

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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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