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Recurrent haematospermia: an unusual presentation of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
  1. Vivek Sood1,
  2. Viswanadh Bhairavabhatla2,
  3. Somali Pattanayak3 and
  4. Vishal Singh1
  1. 1Nephrology, Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Medicine, Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi, India
  3. 3Radiodiagnosis, Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vivek Sood; viverit{at}


Haematospermia, even though alarming, is usually benign and self-limiting, especially in a sexually active male. Nevertheless recurrent, refractory or painful haematospermia is troublesome and warrants thorough evaluation. In this context, we describe a rare case of recurrent haematospermia whereby evaluation revealed haemorrhage in seminal vesicle cysts and consequently established the aetiology of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

  • Hematuria
  • Urinary tract infections

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  • Contributors VSd: patient management, manuscript editing, figure 3. VB: manuscript writing. SP: imaging and manuscript writing. VSh: patient management, manuscript editing.

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