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I maturbated yesterday and i had a dark brown semen color to it..Which scared the hell out if me. I dont have any other discharge other than this problem. I want to know wat causes this? I am a Drinker and a smoker...ive read that those might be a few of the problems...but i do experience a burning sensation when i urinate..but my urine has no signs of blood in it. Then the sensatioj disappears until i have to urinate again...i frequently urine way more often than most..im 28 and i wondering if this is prostitis or hematospermia?

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Kayle:

The problem is called hematospermia.  Most likely you had a small bleed inside the seminal vesicles where the semen is stored.  This is usually harmless but scary; something like a nosebleed.  You may or may not also have prostatitis.  Contact your physician to check this for you.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

Experience

Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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