Chances are you probably wouldn't notice anything wrong with your semen unless it was something that stood out, like suddenly turning yellow or a shade of red. You may not be in the habit of giving your ejaculate a once-over now and then, but maybe it's time you start because a marked change in its appearance can herald a problem with your fertility or some other health issue.

If your semen has undergone a noticeable change in color or appears to be abnormally thick, it's worth examining. Find out when it's time to see someone about your semen by learning about some common issues.


If your semen has a white or grayish-white appearance, that's generally a good sign—fertility-wise—showing your sperm are in good supply and swimming free. But if you're ejaculating what looks like a