Usually the semen has a very pale odor due to the combination of substances such as citric acid and calcium. Semen has an abnormal smell such as too heavy, or fishy smell can be a sign of men's health problems.
1. How does healthy semen smell?
Normal semen is mildly alkaline, the pH ranges from 7.2 to 7.8. This is a pH similar to blood and slightly lower than seawater and baking soda. Some people feel a heavier smell similar to bleach or ammonia, which is normal.
Other chemicals in semen can also affect odors. For example, some people may notice the smell of sugar because semen contains fructose, a sugar found in fruits. Semen also contains magnesium and calcium , whichcan produce a slightly metallic or salty odor. Semen is mainly made up of water, so the smell is usually pale.
2. Abnormal smell of semen and meaning
The smell of semen may change. Semen usually has a pale smell, but also depends on the food that men eat.
Semen odors can be a sign of underlying pathology, such as sexually transmitted infections, including:
- Semen is very smelly: Bacteria and microorganisms can change the smell of semen. If the semen smells bad, or gets worse, it can be a sign of an infection or sexually transmitted disease.
- Sweet smell: Normal semen may smell slightly sweet because it contains fructose. But semen with a particularly sweet smell can be an early warning sign of diabetes.
- Fishy smell: Fishy smell is an unusual smell. Fishy-smelling semen can be a sign of sexually transmitted diseases.
3. Is it possible to change the smell of semen?
Changes in the diet can affect the smell of semen. To improve the smell of male semen should avoid foods with a heavy smell, such as fish. They should also avoid foods that change the smell or color of other body fluids, such as asparagus.
4. Warning signs
People's semen smells differently. Some people may even notice that the smell changes over time or changes in diet, proper exercise, rest and other lifestyle factors.
It is best to see a doctor when:
- Semen suddenly smells strange
- Semen has a very sweet smell
- There's blood in the semen.
- Pain during ionation
- Urinate more times, urinate or urinate at night several times
- Itching of the genital area
- Abnormally secreted penis
- Floating in the closed area
Besides the smell, the color of semen is also a factor that evaluates the quality of chimpanzees of men.
5. Why semen changes color
Semen is usually grayish-white with a jelly-like texture. This can vary slightly depending on your genes, diet and overall health.
Unless you experience other common symptoms, temporary changes in color are often not of concern.
Each color of semen, such as yellow, green, brown and other colors can express the condition of semen, when treatment is needed and more. The next section will provide information about the color of semen and what they mean.
5.1 Colorless, white or gray semen
Crystals in, white or gray are considered normal. Your semen is made up of a variety of minerals, proteins, hormones and enzymes, all of which contribute to the color and texture of the semen.
The main substances responsible for this color are produced by the prostate gland, including:
- Citric acid
- Acid phosphatase
- Protein separation enzymes
- Fibrin elements
Other components are derived from the vesicl, glands – ureter and urethra glands.
5.2 Yellow or green semen
Yellow or green semen is usually caused by:
5.2.1 Urine in your semen
Urine can be left in your urethra – the urine tube out of the bladder – after you urinate. Semen passing through the urethra can be mixed with leftover urine, making your semen yellowish. This often happens if you ionl immediately after you urinate, and it is usually not a cause for concern.
Some causes may require treatment, including:
- Urinary tract infections
- Prostate hypertrosmation
Prolytitis or other resulative muscles.
Yellow or yellow-yellow sperm can be caused by a prostate infection. This happens when bacteria from your urinary tract enter your prostate.
Other symptoms may include:
- Difficulty urinating
- Pain during urination
- Feel the need to urinate regularly
- Lower abdominal pain
- Pain near the rectum
- Pain during ionation
- Feeling exhausted
Eating foods containing yellow dyes can turn your semen yellow. Foods high in substances such as sulfur, such as onions and garlic, can also have the same effect.
Drinking alcohol or using marijuana can also cause semen to turn yellow.
5.2.3 Pink, red, brown or orange semen
Pink or red is usually a sign of fresh blood. Brown or orange color is usually a sign of old bleeding. Blood can turn this color after exposure to oxygen.
Bloody semen is called hematospermia, usually due to: Surgery or prostate bios ; diseases such as high blood pressure, sexually arthritis, prosentitis .
In some cases, frequent esaculation can cause blood to appear in your semen. Not having an orgasm for a long time, or stopping yourself before ionulation, can also cause blood to flow into the semen. This usually does not cause concern and will cure itself within a day or two.
5.2.4 Black semen
Black semen is usually caused by blood esaculation. Black blood is usually the old blood that in your body has been there for a long time.
Black semen may also be caused by: Spinal cord damage, contamination of heavy metals.
Your semen can change color throughout life, even if you are in good health. But if you experience other abnormal symptoms, see your doctor immediately, including:
- Urinary difficulty or insymedness
- Heavy or swollen around the genital area
- Penis or scrotum with rash or irritation
- Turbid secretion
- Cold or flu-like symptoms
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