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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Semen symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Why: to establish if acute or chronic.
Why: e.g. blood in the semen, inability to ejaculate, painful ejaculation (may suggest urethral stricture or prostate cancer), premature ejaculation. If the problem is with ejaculation, see Ejaculation_symptoms.
Why: e.g. recurrent urinary tract infections may suggest prostatitis which causes blood in the semen; many erection and ejaculation problems are associated with other physical conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, multiple sclerosis, hormonal disorders ( hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism, high prolactin levels), kidney disease, liver disease, prostate enlargement or cancer, Peyronie's disease.
Why: e.g. prostate cancer.
Why: to determine risk of sexually transmitted infection as a cause of prostatitis.
Why: e.g. fever, sweating, pain in perineum, pain in the back, pain above bladder, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, painful urination, possibly blood in urine and semen, variable degrees of urinary retention.
Why: e.g. frequency of urination, urgency, need to pass urine at night, hesitancy of urination, slow interrupted flow, terminal dribbling of urine, acute retention of urine. Blood in the urine and ejaculate may occur from rupture of enlarged prostatic veins.
Why: e.g. may be without symptoms; may be similar to symptoms of Benign prostatic hypertrophy or also include bone pain from metastases, tiredness, weight loss and perineal pain.
Why: e.g. pain with urination, weak urine stream, urinary retention (unable to urinate), urinary tract infection, pain with ejaculation.
The following list of conditions have 'Semen symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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