Q. I am noticing dark red or brown color in my semen for two weeks. Why?

Hello doctor,

I have a relatively very personal question. In the last few weeks (two weeks), I have noticed I have a little bit of either dark red or dark brown color in my semen. The liquid of the semen has a yellow color, but the jelly parts have dark red or dark brown. I am not sure why this is happening? I would hope I do not have any type of prostate cancer as I am only 32-year-old, but I also am not very active in intercourse (only a few times every two weeks). I am taking Multivitamin tablets. I do have normal blood pressure and blood sugar level. I got the first dose of the COVID vaccine one month ago. Kindly help me.



Welcome to

This is called hematospermia (blood in semen). It is not cancer. It is mostly inflammation of the prostate or seminal vesicles. Less frequent ejaculation can cause infection as semen stasis is there. Investigations required semen for culture and ultrasound of pelvis.

Treatment can be done by tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice daily for two weeks.

Please follow up with the test results for further help.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
What can be the cause of watery semen?

.. you doing? The semen sample will not be affected by the condition in which you have collected it or the stressed mental state. As per this report, the semen is not getting liquefied as it is deficient in some enzymes. So, the motility of the sper...   Read full

My semen is reddish brown in color. Should I be concerned?

Hello doctor, Continuous dizziness. Losing balance could not sit or stand for more than few minutes. Age:65, Height:6'2'', Weight:220 lb.   Read full

My semen is yellow colored with penile itch and discomfort on urination. Why?

Hello doctor, Continuous dizziness. Losing balance could not sit or stand for more than few minutes. Age:65, Height:6'2'', Weight:220 lb.   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Urologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.