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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Men's Health
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Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 360 Questions
User :   The other day I noticed that my sperm was not clear as usual but yellow with lots of reddy/brown particles suspended in it. Have you got any ideas
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXX
User :   hi
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   51
Doctor :   Are you diabetic?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you on any medicines?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you smoke or take alcohol?
Doctor :   was it there only once?
Doctor :   Do you have children?
User :   I don't smoke I have the occasional AAAAAAA
User :   no repeatedly
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes two girls one 14 one 5
Doctor :   was it after a heavy work or exercise?
Doctor :   good
User :   no I have XXX
Doctor :   The cause of yellow sperm is uncertain but it is believed that it can be caused by infection, or foods which are rich in sulfur such as garlic and onions.
Doctor :   Another possible cause for yellow semen could be the natural thickening of semen; especially if you have not ejaculated for quite some time.
Doctor :   While it may be alarming to see yellow semen at first
Doctor :   It is fairly common and many men experience this from time to time.
User :   I have no discharge so I don't think its an std
Doctor :   However, if the problem persists for a long time or the sperm appears yellowish every time you ejaculate it warrants a visit to you doctor
Doctor :   ok sure
User :   what about the red/brown particles
Doctor :   it can be the red blood cells
Doctor :   or even fat particles
Doctor :   from the cowpers or seminal glands
User :   they are all different sizes not uniform
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have sex regularly?
User :   once or twice a week
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   for some the collection of sperm
Doctor :   for long causes it
Doctor :   to form into yellow partilces
Doctor :   as proteins in them get
Doctor :   precipitated or get damaged
Doctor :   especially as age advances
Doctor :   do you have high cholesterol?
Doctor :   do you drink 10-15 glasses of water a day?
User :   I don't think so I'm not sure
Doctor :   ok
User :   I've been drinking alot of cranberry juice
Doctor :   in most cases it will be normal to see yellow sperm as age advances
Doctor :   ok very good
Doctor :   do you have any history of recent jaundice?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   anyway enough of this have I got anything to worry about
Doctor :   any way i would advise you to have
Doctor :   an semen analysis soon
Doctor :   so that you can be sure of not having any infection
User :   could it be an std
Doctor :   then you will have discharge
Doctor :   pain and swelling
Doctor :   very rare chance
Doctor :   do you have any local pain?
User :   I have none of these
Doctor :   do you have difficulty urinating or starting urine?
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have local discomfort but I'm sure that is worry
Doctor :   ok
User :   no problem with urine
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   so less chances anyway
Doctor :   but i would request you to get an semen and urine test done
User :   thanks alot
Doctor :   Thanks for conuslting
Doctor :   Bye for now..
User :   bye now
Doctor :   Take care,,,
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