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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