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Semen (Definition)

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


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Thick stringy semen, should I be concerned?

Thick stringy semen, should I be concerned?

No.: Not if other symptoms are not present. Normal for most! ...Read more

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Stringy mucus semen, what are the causes?

Stringy mucus semen, what are the causes?

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. ...Read more

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What is the cause of stringy mucus semen in a man?

What is the cause of stringy mucus semen in a man?

Here are some...: The features of semen among men widely vary and even change from time to time during lifetime; these usually carry no clinical significance/importance as long as being comfortable, but reflecting personal unique biological make-up. Remember we are not born equal. More? Peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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Last time I ejaculated I noticed a riced size clump of semen at the tip of my penis. It felt real thick. I masturbate a lot, is that the cause? Thanks

Last time I ejaculated I noticed a riced size clump of semen at the tip of my penis. It felt real thick. I masturbate a lot, is that the cause? Thanks

Stop worry!: The texture and feature of semen widely vary among men and even from time to time along individual life reflecting personal makeup, frequency of ejaculation, etc. Fortunately, such variations bear no known clinical significance as long as functioning well to serve your need for procreation. Hence, it is not directly related with masturbation. ...Read more

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Can 1 mg propecia (finasteride) cause low sperm count cuz my semen was very thin n tested 11 million/ml. After discontinued its thick again?

Can 1 mg propecia (finasteride) cause low sperm count cuz my semen was very thin n tested 11 million/ml. After discontinued its thick again?

Unclear: Propecia (finasteride) blocks the conversion of testosterone to its active form called dht. While testosterone and not Dht are necessary for sperm development, it still not a good idea to take it if you are trying to get your partner pregnant. ...Read more

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Little arousal causes semen like discharge when i meet my gf, whn passing stool thick discharge felt, is daily arousal & no ejaculation is harmful?Help!

Little arousal causes semen like discharge when i meet my gf, whn passing stool thick discharge felt, is daily arousal & no ejaculation is harmful?Help!

Prostatitis : Urethral discharge in association with passing stool can be seen in acute prostatitis. One should be evaluated specially if there is associated low back pain, suprapubic or perineal pain, not to mention fevers, chills or night sweats. ...Read more

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Can a male yeast infection cause thick gelatinous semen and very easily irritated redness under tip of penis?

Can a male yeast infection cause thick gelatinous semen and very easily irritated redness under tip of penis?

No & Yes: Yeast infection can cause skin irritation and redness. It does not usually change semen--that would more likely be a second infection (often occur in multiples)--possibly STD/STI if any risk. Recommend getting tested by your Dr or at Urgent Care. ...Read more

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What makes semen thick?

Seminal vesicle: The seminal vesicles contribute a thick, viscous substance to semen. ...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 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 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 can cause the color of semen to change?

What can cause the color of semen to change?

Infection: You should see your physician to be tested for an infection as this can be a sign of one. ...Read more

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What could cause my semen to be clumpy sometimes?

Semen: The color and consistancy of semen is quite variable. This observation is unlikely to represent any particular medical problem. ...Read more

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Semen should be thin or thick please clarify . My semen is very much thick?

Depend ....: The viscosity of semen widely vary among men and even within a man over time. Either way, it doesn't matter as long as being comfortable and working well for fertilizing. Generally speaking, in an individual, semen is thicker if not ejaculating often and thinner if more often. In functional sense, its viscosity doesn't matter. ...Read more

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Is the clear stringy goop after sex semen?

Sex: Semen is generally white and opaque rather than clear and stringy goop, but without seeing this it is difficult to comment on. It may simply be a combination of your own secretions (vaginal lubrication) and semen, or perhaps you are one of those women who is a "squirter", with the equivalent of ejaculation for a man. Sometimes the volume of this can be impressive. ...Read more

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What would cause a mans semen to smell fishy ?

Semen oder: Semen can have a different smell due to a man's diet. Supposedly consuming more fresh fruits that are sweet will improve that. Semen oder can potentially also be indicative of a potential infection. ...Read more

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What could cause bloody semen? Ejaculation was bloody.

What could cause bloody semen? Ejaculation was bloody.

Blood : Blood in your semen is called hematospermia. This is not uncommon and is not necessarily problematic. If you are at young man and have been sexually active without protection- talk to your doctor about being evaluated for an std. If your are a man over 40 and this is recurrent, see your doctor to ensure that there is not a serious cause like prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What type of odor does semen have? What causes the smell?

What type of odor does semen have? What causes the smell?

Semen: The characteristic odor of semen is caused by a chemical known as spermine. The substance is quite common in nature and is found in a variety of plants (hence, the semen-like smell in the yard or garden in the spring). It was named spermine because it was first isolated from semen ...Read more