Semen is a blend of substances of which:
- 65 per cent of the fluid is produced by the seminal vesicles
- 30 to 35 per cent by the prostate
- 5 per cent from the testicles and epididymes
A lot of different types of semen: normal gel, clear, stringy and opaque. The degree to which you are hydrated does have an impact sometimes on the amount and consistency of your semen.
Semen is usually a cloudy white or grey fluid. Following ejaculation, semen may thicken to a jelly-like consistency. Within 30 minutes, it typically becomes runny and clear. The thickening and liquefaction are thought to be important to reproduction. If often has a faint chlorine smell but foods for example, Asparagus can give semen a foul smell.
Post Vasectomy Reversal
We often hear people describe a colour change in semen after vasectomy reversal or the presence of blood. Noticing the presence of blood represents the presence of thickened epididymal secretions clearing and is a good sign. There is no specific treatment but please be reassured that this does not adversely affect the reversal and may indeed indicate that they are likely to have a positive result.
Clumps in semen
Rice like clumps are all perfectly normal are are nothing to worry about.