There are many common talks about the quality of a semen and how it affects fertility.
The characteristics of a healthy semen includes:
1. VOLUME: A healthy semen volume is between 2 to 5mls per ejaculates. However, when one ejaculate frequently, there is high tendency to ejaculate little semen or non at all.
Sometimes, male folks who had never had sex (non sexually active) may not ejaculate usually as there could be an underlying problem such as either retrograde ejaculation where the semen is inside the urinary bladder. Also, most male who are undergoing radiotherapy, there is high tendency they may not ejaculate.
2. COLOURS: The normal colour of semen ranges from white, gray white to sometimes yellow.
However, if your semen is frankly yellow, it is a sign of an infections especially when accompanied with pains, itching or rashes in the penile region.
Sometimes, the color could be reddish, most likely a ruptured blood vessels due to rigorous sex or masturbation and it usually regress in days. However, if semen is still bloody after days see your doctor, as there is tendency of more serious trauma, or even testicular cancer ongoing.
3. ODOUR: Semen has a peculiar odour to everyone, though can slightly change in different individuals, and the commonest factors that makes semen smells slightly different from one another is food. It smells like chlorine pungent!!!
However, if it smells so differently from the above description, kindly visit your doctor.
4.THICKNESS: The thickness (Viscosity) of semen could be watery or highly viscous. Most times people who frequently have sex (back to back) tend to have less thick (viscous) semen which is normal.
However, when semen becomes watery all the time, it could be an indication of an active infection, excess masturbation or regular sex.
The thickness of your semen does not indicate increased fertility, both watery and thick sperm contains same number of sperm cells, if no infections.
Studies shows that some men naturally have semen with low viscosity.
Remember, if semen is infected and not treated properly, sperm cells will be killed and some will even become non motile and inactive.
POST CREDIT: Dr Precious Omokhefe
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