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Title: Hemospermia: Review of the management with 5 years follow-up
Authors: Wachira Kochakarn
Charoen Leenanupunth
Krisada Ratana-Olarn
Vira Viseshsindh
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2001
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.84, No.11 (2001), 1518-1521
Abstract: To review our experience with hemospermia and a long term follow-up. Medical records of patients with hemospermia treated at the Division of Urology, Ramathibodi Hospital between 1993 and 1995 were reviewed. Clinical presentation, investigation, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes and long term follow-up were noted. Sixty-eight patients were found and completed follow-up to 5 years. The mean age was 40 years (range 28-62). Physical examination including DRE and urine examinations were done in all of the cases. Special investigations such as PSA, TRUS, IVP and cystourethroscopy were performed in selected cases. Prostatitis was found in 27.9 per cent, tuberculosis in 4.4 per cent, sexually related causes in 5.8 per cent and idiopathic in 61 per cent No malignancy was found in this study. Hypertension was found in 7.3 per cent of the patients. Thirty-two per cent had recurrent episodes of hemospermia. Specific treatment was used only for prostatitis and tuberculosis. No specific treatment was used for the idiopathic group. Hemospermia is a benign condition. Most of the causes were from idiopathic and inflammation. Only simple investigation was needed and treatment was recommended depending on the diagnosis and no specific treatment was needed for idiopathic cause.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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