Yellow-tinted ejaculate since acute prostatitis?

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Hi,

I was in the hospital about half a year ago with probably acute prostatitis (never got a definitive diagnosis) and ever since, my ejaculate has been yellow-tinted and more viscious than before. Instead of white liquid that shoots out it's this yellowish glop that "falls" more from my penis than it shoots.

Doctors have shrugged it off so far, first arguing that it's probably just a liquid imbalance due to the fever and antibiotics. A urologist bothered to check it and did find all sorts of things in there. Big concentration of bacteria among other things. So I got more antibiotics. Once that was done, he didn't bother to retest my ejaculate - which hasn't changed. He argued that my body probably still simply produces pus but that I'm not contagious that it's not threatening in any way and that I should just ejaculate as often as possible to expel the pus and at some point, it should go away.

Well... that was two months ago and it still hasn't. So, having lost my faith in the first urologist, I went to another one and asked for a check to see whether the antibiotics helped. Still bacteria in the ejaculate but according to him, "a normal amount". He can't explain why it has changed but ... again ... "you're not contagious, it's nothing to worry about."

I may not be contagious but aside from the whole "But where does it come from and why is my body still producing this pus or whatever?!", it looks f-ing disgusting and I can't even consider having sex ever again as long as my ejaculate looks this way!

Does anybody here have experience with that and knows what on earth is going on?!

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    Maybe investigate seeing an infectious disease doctor if you feel there is still an infection. 
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      What is an "infectious disease doctor"? Doesn't pretty much any doctor deal with infections?

      The only doctor I can imagine who may deal with infections even more, is a dermatologist (since they usually also deal with STDs). But I saw one recently because I also have issues with my foreskin and he said that he doesn't see signs of anything contagious or severe and now I just have to use cremes to soften the skin.

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      An infectious disease doctor is specifically trained to deal with infections.  A dermatologist deals with skin issues.  This is all I can think of if your urologist is not meeting your needs.
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      Ah, I had never heard that there is such a specific field in internal medicine. And I've actually found a couple of doctors trained in that in my area. Thanks for making me aware of that!
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      Well, I talked to her and she said she's only trained with "more general" infections throughout the body and that I should go see a urologist.

      Meanwhile, I've also researched why my semen is also clear instead of milky. Guess what I found... big surprise. Blockage often caused by infection in the area that produces semen - among other things of course the prostate.

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      I tried to give you another option since your urologist wasn't meeting your needs.  I guess I'm a little surprised that she couldn't help since this is her specialty.  
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    Semen varies so much over life. Volume, consistency, colour and so on.  Cetainly cream, white and clear are usual.

    While if there are pus cells I would guess that - if the original diagnosis is correct - then the prostate is shedding these.

    You do not record whether there is any change in scent.  Otherwise I am not sure why you would give up sex [with others?].  In my case and I accept that I may have been doing it wrong all these years the semen is usually released inside a partner and out of sight!

    I suppose all you can do is try and find a specialist who is more in tune with you and - perhaps - more or different antibiotics.  Sometimes the amount given [in UK at least] is in my view too short.

    Some years ago I had troublesome dental abcesses and bleeding gums.  Treated in the usual way with cleaning and oral antibiotics but with limited success; not too bad but always returned.  Then I had a gall-bladder acute flare up and was taken to A&E and hooked up to drip and lots of nice antibiotics and morphine.  Relieved the gall-bladder and dentist said that it probably got rid of all remaining infection as certainly I have never had any trouble in my mouth since. 

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      That's great that you got rid of your infections all at once that way.

      Unfortunately, the courses of antibiotics have wrought havoc on my intenstines and I'm still suffering the consequences (or maybe various symptoms are still related to the prostatitis. Nobody seems to know...), so I'm not big on taking more antibiotics right now. The first urologist, an internist and my family doctor also advised me not to do it. I wasn't even thinking about it and nobody was recommending antibiotics at the time, yet all of them were saying "Do not take more antibiotics" in a preemptive fashion, I guess.

      As for a change in scent - yes, it changed a bit. But it doesn't smell intense/foul.

      And maybe you don't practice e.g. oral sex but I don't want to get this pus-riddled semen into the mouth of any partner.

      If the prostate is shedding pus cells - shouldn't it stop doing that after the infection is gone?

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    Yes I see; very considerate ...

    The earlier posts I'd guess do not come from UK. If we are in UK [are you?] you get to see who ever they suggest.  I think that a urologist would know all about infections etc of the waterworks!

    I think I was lucky in that the antibiotic was given over a period of several hours in a drip so no effect on stomach etc.  I really feel as you point out that it got rid of everything!

    I suspect that there may be a low grade infection of some sort.  I saw the urologist recently and the urine test came back positive for all sorts of things including white cells [pus effectively] but when sent off for culture nothing grew!

    And some days it is fine and clear and others not.  I - my doctor disapproves - have some test strips and test myself out of curiosity.

    I am now allergic to Trimethiprin the drug of choice [i e cheapest] for bladders etc so if needed I get a better one!

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      Ha, indeed... I also got antibiotic via drip in the hospital, also with no side effects. But when they released me, I had to continue taking pills - and apparently, those screwed up my body. (reflux issues, pain in the esophagus, upper and lower abdomen - and during/since the most recent course, slime in my stool)

      Indeed, I'm not from the UK. We can basically go to whatever doctor we want but have to pay ourselves under some conditions. Although I lived in London for a while and I was able to at least choose my family doctor within my area?

      Anyway - good luck with whatevever you may have. At least you don't experience any symptoms that impact your daily life from the sounds of it?

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      Anytime taking antibiotics, please take probiotic bacteria during and after.  The antibiotics will kill the good and bad bacteria.  The good bacteria has a function for keeping your GI tract healthy.  Otherwise, you may end up with another problem because your good bacteria can't keep other opportunistic germs from taking hold. 
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      So I've heard. It's interesting that many doctors don't seem to be aware of that? Because I only met one who was worried about this and told me about two kinds of probiotic pills I should take. Which I did take.

      Right now, I'm on some 6-kinds-of-probiotic-bacteria powder as well as base powder the pharmacist recommended. Can't say I'm not skeptical about these things but hey... as long as it doesn't hurt me, I'll try anything by now.

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      I can say with 100% certainty that taking probiotics is good to take with and after antibiotics.  Take probiotics at least 2 hours after the antibiotics.  50% of the probiotics will still get killed unfortunately, but you have some coverage until you get off the antiobiotics.  Saccharomyces Boullardii is a probiotic yeast that can be taken during antibiotic use that is not killed since it is a yeast and not a bacteria. 
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    Hi David

    I ejaculate yellow tinted semen and my wife says that I am bleeding and when I look at my penis there is no blood. I put this down to the RE from taking Tamsulosin and Finisteride and the TURP operation which has changed the viscosity of the semen and also gave it a darker yellow tinted colour.Regards Peter

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