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Prostate Cancer

Change in Semen Characteristics

09/30/2004

Question:

Would a change in semen indicate any type of particular problem? The semen is typically thick and of a whitish consistency and lately it has become mostly clear and thin.

Answer:

The characteristics of semen can change related to frequency of ejaculation and do not necessarily indicate any specific problem.  If one is symptomatic with pain on ejaculation or burning and/or frequency of urination, an infection may be present, and I suggest you consult with a physician for a proper evaluation.

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University