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Semen (Overview)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and various proteins and enzymes.


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What makes semen thick?

What makes semen thick?

Seminal vesicle: The seminal vesicles contribute a thick, viscous substance to semen. ...Read more

Semen (Overview)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and various proteins and enzymes.


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What does semen look like?

What does semen look like?

Normal Appearance: Normal seminal fluid appears whitish to pearly opalescent. The amount that is produced with ejaculation may vary from day to day, though its consistency is typically thicker than mucus from a runny nose. If you've noticed a change in the color, quality or amount of semen you are producing, it's wise to make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a low semen count?

What causes a low semen count?

Sperm count can vary: And labs are not always accurate in their counts. Keep in good health and sperm count will generally be ok. Avoid toxins like alcohol, tobacco, anabolics, opiates, as well as heat, trauma, radiation, etc. And check w/your doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Why would my semen look soapy?

Normal: This is normal, common, and of no concern. It all depends on the recent diet, fluids ingested, the amount of protein and hormonal fluctuations. There is absolutely nothing to worry about in this common scenario. ...Read more

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How can a man produce more semen?

Very difficult: There's not many ways of producing more semen. It's been said in the complementary health literature that consuming pumpkin seeds can help increase the volume of the semen. ...Read more

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What does healthy semen look like?

Gelatinous ; white: Certaily gloppy ; sticky. Sometimes a little yellowish if it contains some urine. ...Read more

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Why is my semen sometimes stringy?

Called viscosity: Semen is ejaculated as a clumpy, tapioca type fluid that liquifies over 15-60 min. After that, it has various degrees of stringiness like molasses. This is normal. ...Read more

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What does soapy looking semen mean?

What does soapy looking semen mean?

Not sure: There is a lot of protein in sperm and protein can cause a "soapy" look. It does not mean infection in general. ...Read more

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How to make semen white and creamy?

How to make semen white and creamy?

What for?: Leave well enough alone. By trying to influence the appearance of your semen you are likely to make matters worse for your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What to eat to make semen healthy ?

Balanced diet: Really, a good balanced diet is all you need to be concerned with. Nutrition has very little to do with spermatogenesis otherwise ...Read more

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How much does a semen anlysis costs?

Varies place 2 place: Also how much needs to be analysed. Suggest you ask dr. Who advises semenanalysis, unless you are only interested in total sperm count ; % viable sperm. Then look up labs via google, call and ask how much they charge. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can semen stock finish with overuse?

Semen: Not sure what those words mean to you. But, this is not very clear. Men who empty their prostate gland regularly (ejaculation) have less prostate cancer in general. Semen does not stop being produced. The amount of semen produced can diminish with age. ...Read more

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What affects the taste of your semen?

What affects the taste of your semen?

Here are some ...: The study on the taste of semen is lacking and this concern carries no weight for clinical significance so it's been not worth to design such a study to specifically address your question up to this time. At best, the taste of semen seems more an issue teasing curiosity and fantasy than clinical practicality. ...Read more

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How long can semen stay inside of you?

Several hours.: Semen gels in the vagina giving sperm time to enter the cervix and uterus. The semen liquifies and then drains out. This takes a variable time depending on the individual (male). Once inside the uterus, sperm can live for only a few days and then they die. ...Read more

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Why might my husband have bloody semen?

Evaluate for reason: Many possible reasons but impossible to say in general. If your husband has consistent (more than once or twice) hematospermia (bloody semen, ) and unless its related to recent surgery, injury, prostate biopsy, etc., he needs to be evaluated promptly for underlying cause. See his primary doctor or can go to a urologist directly in some cases. ...Read more

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Where does semen go when its backed up?

Reabsorbed: The secretions that contain and carry the sperms are partially reabsorbed if you are abstinent for several days ("backed up"). This is why the sperms are more concentrated than if you ejaculate daily; this fact gave rise to the myth that enjoying your body frequently will interfere with your fertility by "lowering your sperm count". ...Read more

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What happens if you eat your own semen?

What happens if you eat your own semen?

A vacuum of fantasy: Physiologically, eating your own semen will have no discernible effect; but mentally, it may fill the vacuum of personal fantasy which is built from personal past to attest: what and who you are represents what and who you have been. Best... ...Read more

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What is the consistency of normal semen?

What is the consistency of normal semen?

Varies: It is sticky to watery in consistency, there is a wide variation here.

Semen clots almost immediately after ejaculation, forming a sticky, jelly-like liquid. It will liquefy again in 5 to 40 minutes. It is quite normal for semen to form jelly-like globules and this does not indicate any health or fertility problem.

For more info
http://www.Netdoctor.Co.Uk/menshealth/facts/semenandsperm.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase semen ?

What is the best way to increase semen ?

Semen: Well take a multivitamin every morning. Some vitamins and minerals increase it. Decrease your alcohol intake, exercise regularly, drink plenty of water daily, dont have sex or masturbate as often, eat a healthy well balanced diet high in protein low in fat, dont smoke. Good luck. ...Read more

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What color should your semen normally be?

What color should your semen normally be?

White gelatinous: Semen is usually whitish + clear gelatinous with different combinations. More gelatinous with increased frquency of ejaculation. Blood in semen (hematospermia) is abnormal. ...Read more

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What causes semen production to decrease?

What causes semen production to decrease?

Age and infrquent SA: Semen production tends to decrease with advancing age. Also with chronic disease such as diabetes. Semen frequently goes backwards, into the bladder after prostate surgery. Infrequent ejaculatios, either by masturbation or during sex probably leads to reduced semen production. ...Read more

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What does a positive semen culture mean ?

Missing Context: You are not sharing with us the reason for the test and what your doctor diagnosed. Positive culture represents an infection. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits on ingesting semen?

Are there any benefits on ingesting semen?

Minimal.: High in b12, and rich in beneficial prostaglandins. But the quantity is low, so the benfitis are "minimal! ...Read more