Why Is My Semen Watery?
4 Possible Causes
The reason why your ejaculate may look cloudy or milky is because of several possible causes. The most common cause is infection. Your body’s immune system attacks germs (viruses, bacteria) and other foreign substances that enter through the urethra during sexual activity. If the problem persists, then you need to see a doctor immediately.
Other reasons include:
1. A urinary tract infection.
You may experience this condition if there is a blockage in the bladder, such as from cysts or tumors.
2. An enlarged prostate gland (or prostatitis).
This condition occurs when excess fluid builds up inside the prostate gland. Symptoms include pain with urination, swelling of the testicles, and feverishness after urinating. Prostatitis can lead to severe problems including kidney failure and death.
3. Bacterial or fungal infections.
These conditions can affect the skin, mucous membranes, and organs throughout the body. They are often difficult to diagnose and require immediate medical attention.
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The above list is not all-inclusive and other factors may be at work. Always consult your doctor if you experience cloudy or discolored ejaculate.
What does it mean to have discolored Semen?
Semen contains a wide range of colors and textures. It can from clear or white and opaque to yellow, green or brown. Its taste can also range from mildly sweet to salty. The look, color and taste of your ejaculate may vary from time to time depending on a few factors.
These factors include:
Food you eat. If you eat a lot of specific food items, like asparagus, your ejaculate will have a pronounced taste and smell.
Your mood. If you are under a lot of stress or emotionally distraught, your body releases a hormone called Adrenaline. Too much Adrenaline can alter the consistency of your ejaculate.
Medication. Prescription drugs and over-the-counter meds can also affect the look, color or smell of your jism.
Smoking cigarettes. If you’re a smoker, nicotine speeds up how quickly you go through the phases of ejaculation. This can result in a decrease in the amount of time that elapses before you ejaculate.
Drinking. Alcohol in general, but especially in large quantities, can alter the color and consistency of your jizz.
Allergies or health problems. Infections and/or diseases of the genitourinary tract can lead to strange-looking ejaculate. Infections caused by bacteria, a hernia of the testicles, or even the poisonous bites of certain animals can all result in discolored ejaculate.
How do you prevent discolored Semen?
If you’re experiencing discoloration of your jizz, you should be checked for any of the above medical conditions. In general, you can prevent discoloration by eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking and limiting (or eliminating) your alcohol intake.
What might indicate a serious health condition?
There are times when the look, smell or texture of your ejaculate is cause for concern. While the above list contains factors that affect the look, smell, taste and texture of your jizz, there are other times when these factors are cause for alarm.
The most common cause for concern is if your ejaculate has no color at all. This is known as anorgasmia. Lack of orgasms are a common side-effect of certain drugs and medical conditions. In some cases, it can also be a side-effect of emotional stress or a mental health issue.
In other words, if you’re experiencing anorgasmia, it’s worth discussing with your physician.
The following factors can also be a sign of a more serious health issue:
Pus in the ejaculate. This is a sign of an infection and you should seek immediate medical attention.
Blood in the ejaculate. Blood is usually a sign of a tear in the skin around the genitals or a disease affecting the genitourinary tract. Don’t wait, seek medical attention immediately.
Other signs of a more serious health condition include:
An unnatural color (other than gray or white). Blue or green are two colors that can indicate a more serious problem.
Abnormal odor. If your jizz has any kind of odor besides a faint “sperm-ish” smell, you should visit your doctor. An abnormal odor can be a sign of a urinary tract infection or another genitourinary tract infection.
Note: If you do experience anorgasmia, stop taking any drugs you believe may be causing it. If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned signs, visit your doctor as soon as possible. They may require further testing to determine the cause of the problem.
What to do if you encounter someone else with discolored jizz?
First of all, don’t be afraid. It’s possible that you may have come into contact with someone who is experiencing a medical condition. If you’re comfortable, ask them about the condition they’re dealing with. If not, offer to help look up their symptoms online or recommend that they visit their physician as soon as possible.
It’s not common for people to come into contact with someone else’s discolored jizz, but it does happen. If you have, don’t be concerned. As long as you’re not experiencing any other symptoms, you’ve probably come into contact with someone who is dealing with a minor condition and is no danger to you whatsoever.
What to do if you experience anorgasmia (lack of orgasms)?
Don’t panic. In all likely-hood, your condition is only temporary and you’ll be able to experience the joys of orgasming once again after you get over whatever it is that’s causing this condition.
It’s possible that something you’ve been eating, taking, or doing is causing anorgasmia as a side-effect. If this is the case, stop doing, taking, or consuming that thing and you should return to normal shortly.
If you’re unsure of what could be causing this condition, visit your physician or see if you can get in contact with your local pharmacist to determine what might be causing it. You may need a prescription or over-the-counter medication to resolve the issue.
Some conditions that can cause anorgasmia include:
Mental/emotional issues. If you’ve been going through a very stressful, anxiety-ridden, or mentally taxing period in your life, it’s possible that your condition is stemming from those issues. Try engaging in activities that will reduce stress and work on maintaining a positive outlook on life.
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