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A 16-year-old male asked:

what cause my sperm lightly brownish instead of white?.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Semen: I often do not know where these questions start. Semen has the potential and will be of different consistencies and colors based upon how long it was since you last ejaculated, what you ate, if trauma and a little blood leaked into the prostate gland. You are normal.

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