Q. Male bleeds from penis sporadically. Why?

A. Another possible cause of intermittent bleeding from the penis in an unneutered male is something called Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, or BPH. In intact male dogs the prostate gets larger under the influence of testosterone (from the testicles) and they are prone to intermittent bouts of prostatitis (inflammation and/or infection of the prostate) that cause bleeding. This needs to be addressed with your veterinarian, because if these episodes continue severe prostatic infection can occur. Neutering the dog resolves the problem.

Answered By

A. This is probably due to bladder stones or a urinary infection. both conditions are painful and can cause bleeding from the penis.

You should take him to the vet in order to identify the condition and treat it as soon as possible. a urinary infection will require antibiotics. bladder stones is a more complicated treatment course that may involve surgery in some cases.

Answered By

Related Questions

Related Articles

Cushing's Disease in Dogs

Hyperadrenocorticism in Dogs The endocrine system is the collective system of organs that control hormones in the body, one of which is the cortisone hormone, responsible for protein and carbohydrate metabolism in the body....

Read More
Parvo in Dogs

Canine Parvovirus Infection in Dogs The canine parvovirus (CPV) infection is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs. The virus manifests itself in two different forms. The more common form is the intestinal form,...

Read More

DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.

Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD.

User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.

petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice.

Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.

Continue Reading