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Discolored semen: What does it mean?

Semen is normally a whitish-gray color. It's usually quite thick after ejaculation, but liquefies within 30 minutes.

Changes in the appearance of semen might be temporary and not a health concern. However, sometimes these changes can be a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires further evaluation.

 

If changes persist for longer than a week or two or if the color change is associated with other symptoms such as pain, fever, sexual dysfunction or blood in the urine, see your doctor for an evaluation.

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