I've been having a niggling discomfort in the lower abdomen/pubic area for around a week & half. I noticed this started very soon after starting Proscar. The sealed packet had expired in January 2011 but I thought that wouldn't be a problem. Used my pill cutter and took a quarter pill , felt like **** for a day , so waited a couple of days to take another qtr pill. Then I noticed that I was urinating 4 or 5 times at night and the urge to go was unbearable , couldn't hold it at all. Last night came the whopper when I discovered what looked like blood in my semen......it was a browny dark reddish colour. Of course I was scared ****less so did a bit of research online & discovered a lot of interesting info from "nothing to worry about/quite common to possible prostate cancer...etc...". I've taken both Propecia & Proscar in the past , probably the last time was about 12 - 15 mths ago and didn't have major reactions.
My regime includes daily exercise (walk 14 kms per day) , situps & other calesthenic exercises (30 - 40 min a day) light weights (30 min a day). I've lost 10 kilos so far but need to lose another 15. I also take natural products: Gingko Biloba , Nettle Root Extract , Maca , Green Tea , B Vitamins , MSM , Silicon and a product called Hair Restore Advanced that has He Shou Wu. I alternate these products daily. I started Minoxidal about 2 wks ago.
In another Forum they said too much Prostaglandin could be the culprit. I'm not sure if Proscar contains this or not. In that same forum someone said they had found blood in their semen after taking the blood thinning Gingko , though the amount I take is very small.
In any case I've decided to stop EVERYTHING for now , including the exercises and see how I go.
Any views , feedback , information or knowledge you may have on this subject will be very much appreciated. Cheers