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What does dark colored semen indicate?

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What does dark colored semen (dark tea in color, normally it is clear) mean?
This has happened the last two ejaculations, about a week apart.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 in Lump
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
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This is not normal

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.

To recapitulate: Male/67 - dark tea-colored semen - last 2 ejaculations - a week apart - not visited a Doctor ...
The tea color semen can be due to infection or less possibly blood in it that has changed color.

I would advise you the following in such a situation:
It is best to get the semen analysis to see if there is any infection or blood or any other reason.
Blood tests for CBC, PSA and any other as may be advised.
Test of Urine: Routine, Microscopy, culture and sensitivity- this is needed because most of the semen is prostatic fluid.
Ultrasonography of the scrotum and abdomen, particularly for genitourinary system.
Per-rectal digital examination may be informative and can be correlated to the reports of all the investigations.
This is important as this is not a normal alteration in color of semen hence all relevant things need to be done to rule out any pathology asap.

I hope this answer help you.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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