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A 47-year-old member asked:

Stringy mucus semen, what are the causes?

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Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Normal: After ejaculation, semen is tapioca-like and clumpy. It then liquifies over a 1 hour period and becomes stringy like molasses. Stringiness, to some degree, is normal.
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