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What is Abnormal Semen?


Updated May 29, 2014

What is Considered Abnormal Semen?

  • Low Volume of Ejaculate

  • A decrease in the volume of semen emitted during ejaculation may result from a blockage in a seminal vesicle or ejaculatory duct.

    A low volume of seminal fluid may also indicate retrograde ejaculation, a condition in which semen flows into the bladder rather than out of the penis during ejaculation. Retrograde ejaculation may result from a prostatic infection, prior prostate surgery, diabetes, and certain medications.

  • Thick or Lumpy Semen

  • Semen may be unusually thick due to dehydration, which is a temporary condition. A more serious cause of thick or clumpy semen is abnormally low testosterone levels. You should see your doctor if the consistency of your semen is abnormal for more than two or three weeks.

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