The different things your semen indicates about your health

Semen as a sign of health

The look, consistency, and smell of semen can tell you various things about the state of your body.

Semen contains sperm (the baby making swimmers), enzymes, vitamin C, calcium, protein, sodium, zinc and fructose sugar.

All of these can be a good indicator as to whether you're ok or not.

These are what different looks, textures and smells of your semen mean.

1. Bleachy smell, jelly like consistency and white/greyish colour

This is the appearance of healthy semen.

2. Brown/ red colour

This could be due to a burst blood vessel in the vesiscles.

It is no course to worry but if it persists for more than a day or two it could be a sign of cancer, infection or trauma.

3. Yellow or green colour

This could be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection.

4. No ejaculate

This could be because of a repeated orgasm. In middle-aged or older men who have undergone prostate surgery, radiotherapy it could be a sign of retrograde ejaculation

5. Watery semen

This could be an indication of low sperm count. It can be caused by hormone imbalance, infection by STIs such as gonorhhea, tumours, or swelling of veins in the testicles.

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