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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