Adam: Hey Doctors. I notice about six months ago that the consistency of my ejaculation has changed to an almost gel like substance. I was wondering if there’s something wrong. Should I get this checked out, and if anything, what can I do to fix this problem?
Dr. Travis Stork: So, we’re back with the special edition of Ask Our Doctors Between the Sheets, and here to help us out with all those embarrassing sex questions is Dr. Ruth.
Now, we’ve just heard form Adam, and we invited him here today to help get some answers. So, Adam thanks for being here.
Adam: Thank you for having me.
Dr. Travis Stork: What is the good question, because who knows what’s normal and what’s not normal?
Dr. Drew Ordon: And people will vary for sure, man to man but the key in what you said, I think it’s that it’s changed. That it’s different than it was in the past so that I think warrants taking a look out.
Dr. Travis Stork: A lot of different types of semen. Now, normal gel, clear, and it can actually get stringy, okay. That’s not -- and these are just examples, okay. This is not -- opaque, this can be normal, too. But what you do have -- if you have this kind of tapioca and it’s real clumpy, it could be a sign of some prostate problem, some infections. So it’s worth getting this checked out especially if it’s new onset.
But there are so many different causes, dehydration, and you touched upon this before.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Exactly, then if you're just low in fluids that your semen is going to be much more concentrated, it’s going to come out much more thick.
Dr. Travis Stork: And what’s the cure for someone who has maybe thicker semen than normal. If they haven’t had an orgasm in a while.
Dr. Drew Ordon: That will do and just backing up into the prostate into the seminiferous vesicles and that kind of thing, it will thicken your semen.
Dr. Travis Stork: So obviously if you're concerned and your semen has changed in every colors do, go get it checked out but most cases, in most cases, it is normal.