Why is My Semen Yellow? Causes & Peace of Mind

Some men produce yellowish semen.  Don’t panic, this is normal as long as the ejaculate doesn’t smell odd, and the man does not have any other symptoms of disease such as itching or burning.

Why is My Sperm Yellow?

What causes yellow semen and sperm? Is yellow semen normal? Yellow sperm can occur if a man urinates after intercourse and then ejaculates within 24 hours. The urine mixes with the semen and gives it a slightly yellowish tint that may last for several days until it flushes out of his system.

The biggest thing that indicates an abnormality: if your semen is yellow and it smells bad, you may have an infection.  A fever is also a good indicator. Men who are having issues with their sexual health should speak to their doctor about yellow semen.

If this is a problem, the man should consult his doctor. He could have an infection or a medical condition that needs treatment. Yellow sperm can also occur if a man has certain medical conditions such as jaundice, hepatitis, kidney disease or liver disease. Yellow sperm may also be a symptom of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Infections That Cause Yellow Semen

Infections that cause yellow semen include the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and gonorrhea. These STDs can be treated with antibiotics. Note that a man who has had unprotected anal intercourse could have a STD like HIV, which cannot be cured. A doctor should be consulted immediately if there is any risk of exposure to HIV or other STDs during sex. There can also be other infections such as tuberculosis (TB) in some people, causing yellow sperm .

Sulfur and Foods That Cause Yellow Semen

Sulfur-containing foods like garlic, onions, broccoli, asparagus, eggs and protein from animal meats can cause yellow sperm. This is due to the sulfur content of these foods, which makes it into the man’s urethra and mixes with his ejaculate.

Age & Genetic Causes of Yellow Semen

A man whose ancestors have yellow semen may have inherited this trait. Some people are just naturally prone to producing yellow sperm. However, if a man has an STD, has bad hygiene or is otherwise ill or infected, then he should not be having unprotected sex until he has been treated so that he doesn’t infect his partner.

Infrequent Sexual Intercourse or Masturbation

Busting your nut once in awhile.  Semen and urine both pass through the urethra, so it’s possible for yellow pee to mix with semen if a person has abstained from sex or masturbation.  Increasing the volume of semen you produce could help.

Other Causes of Yellow Sperm

Yellow sperm can also be related to liver disease or kidney failure in some people.