Difference between White and Clear Semen


Difference between White and Clear Semen

Semen is the fluid emitted during ejaculation. Its constituents are sperms and seminal plasma. The fluid part originates from the seminal vesicles, prostate, and organs in the proximity. It contains fructose, amino acids, nutrients, and hormones to nourish sperms for successful fertilization. Sperms make up about 2%-5% of the total fluid volume. They are produced in the testicles, mature in the epididymis, and pass through the vas deferens before ejaculation.

Semen quality may be assessed by observing its color. Clear semen typically refers to the pre-ejaculated fluid and white semen is part of the ejaculation. Clear semen may result in case of frequent ejaculation and may indicate low sperm count. White semen indicates less frequent ejaculations and is a thick and cloudy fluid. The viscosity and sperm count of white semen are also significantly higher.

Semen Quality and Male Infertility

The sperm count in white and cloudy semen is better than watery and clear semen. Watery semen may sometimes be considered as an indicator of fertility issues in males. In most cases, clear semen is indicative of a transient problem that may resolve spontaneously. Clear semen may also be common in males who ejaculate often, generally several times a day.

Watery semen may occur when men are oligospermic due to an infection, varicocele, zinc deficiency, hormonal imbalance, or manifestation of a tumor. More complex conditions that may cause clear semen are the presence of anti-sperm antibodies that destroy sperms or a defect in the bladder sphincter that may lead to retrograde ejaculation. In both cases, the semen may appear watery and requires medical attention.
Watery semen may require medical attention. Urologists and fertility professionals generally assess semen quality through a semen analysis that identifies the acidity, volume, and liquefaction of semen. It also provides a snapshot of the sperm count. Medical professionals advise lifestyle changes, or antibiotic therapy depending on your precise case.

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