Sometimes it is slightly yellow, sometimes it is reddish, and then there are times when it is partially gray. Normal semen should be milky white or gray and translucent egg white like, why does the color appear to change sometimes? In general, after long abstinence, semen can be pale yellow. If the semen is pale red, red, brown red, or even a purple brown color like soy sauce, with blood clots or is bloodshot, the semen contains a large number of red blood cells.
Bloody semen can be intermittent, or it can be sustained. Some people may not feel any other discomfort, but for others, it may be accompanied by pain during ejaculation, or urination difficulties.
In general, bloody semen can be seen when there is bleeding, inflammation, trauma or even certain systemic diseases, in the ejaculatory areas. In most cases, it is considered a pathological phenomenon, and men who experience this need to go to the hospital to see a doctor.
However, in the case of a long-separated couple resuming their sex life, a few occurrences of bloody semen that later disappears is normal. This may be associated with intense sex, or the male’s penis may be not used to sex.
It is very important to correctly determine the color of the semen. Many men make their judgment based on the color of the outflow of semen from the woman’s vagina, but this is not right because blood from the woman’s vagina, cervix, uterus or vulva may mix into the semen during sex, resulting in a “confused” situation.
To determine the color of semen, it is best to use a transparent, light-colored condom during sex (stay away from red or black condoms). After ejaculation, first observe if there is broken skin or bleeding on the penis. Once organ injury factors are excluded, use paper to wipe the mucus off the outside of the condom, then set the condom down on white paper or empty the semen into a white container, to see the color clearly.