QUESTION & ANSWER
Q: Why do I have tiny black dots in my semen?

A:

Black dots in semen is likely due to hematospermia—or blood in the semen. Blood can turn dark as it ages, so black specks in semen may indicate old bleeding. Possible causes can include infection or inflammation in a man’s reproductive tract. See your doctor for any changes in semen that persist.

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  1. Blood in Semen. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/blood-in-semen/basics/definition/sym-20050603
  2. Hematospermia. Harvard University. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/hematospermia-demystified-2009031142

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