My semen is yellow, is this normal?

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I am a 21 year old male of fairly good health. For a long time my semen has been yellow. I would say quite predominantly yellow, more so than white. I have been checked for std's since previous relations and I am all clear. I stay very hydrated during the day and avoid tea/coffee. I enjoy the ocassional drink, but only ocassional. I have attached a photo, is this normal? Is there anything else that this could be, i.e. non-sexual related infection? Should I get this checked out or is it nothing to worry about?

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    I think you should see a doctor for this, Usually when this happens infrequently, it is due to your diet, multivitamins and if you haven't ejaculated for a long time. In your case, this happens predominatedly
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    It's nothing to worry about at all. My semen was only purely white in my teenage years, but when I married and had children it was always a greyish colour - and still is. The only time a male should be concerned is if his semen has signs of blood in it. That DOES require a GP appointment.
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    Not an expert on semen but I would suggest that just like when your phlegm is yellow, it is likely you have an infection. A visit to Urology should be arranged by your doctor.

     

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    Looks similar to mine John, mine's been that colour since I was a teen and still is at 50. I worried mine was abnormal but after seeing the doc was told it was absolutely normal. Just like other things, no two men make exactly the same sperm. 

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      I was worried about this myself as I was going through this. My uro told me that it's normal because sperm naturally has a yellow colour. Apparently the liquid from prostate gives the whitish hue. Also, I was having this for almost eight months or so. It has cleared out now. So anyone reading this and who is facing this problem, this could be a momentary thing. And like James said even if it doesn't go away, it's most likely benign.

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    No pains at all during ejaculation or urinating.

    I've never had unprotected sex, so therefore I dont have any STD or have any health issue at the moment. I'm completely fine. As a matter of fact, I've not gone to the hospital for like 4years now but it baffles me that...I mean each time I ejaculate, the semen appears yellowish. I'm really scared

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      I think a part of it is due to your diet. Also try having more water. I have noticed that if I ejaculate around the morning, my semen is slightly yellower than when I ejaculate around evening or night.
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      it appears yellow due to urine being left in the urethra it dosnt empty all the urine when urinating and come out with the seamen and gives it a yellow tinge

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    Hi John, has your semen returned to whitish or still the same as you described it four years ago?

    Did you see a GP ? If yes, what was the diagnosis?

    it has been 4 years now, any changes ?File size is too big

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    Hopefully my posting 19 months ago had helped put a few guys minds at rest. I worried for years about the colour of my semen, had a test and was told that my semen was completely normal and not to fret over it. That was nearly thirty years ago and mine is still yellowish when I ejaculate. I would post a picture if it helped one more person not worry about there own, but honestly, not all ejaculations are pure white!

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      Hello James, thanks for this update. Mine used to be white though, as per three years ago.

      But I just noticed the colour change recently , I went to the lab for a test but I failed to capture the first shot, so I will go do it again in 7 days.

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      Hopefully it should be nothing at all and the lab will put your mind at rest like they did mine. But looking at your sample there it honestly looks completely normal to me. If I had a vial i'd take a screenshot of mine so you can see yours is the same as a lot of us!

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