Why is my semen more yellow when I haven’t ejaculated in a while?

Last updated on September 17, 2020



I’m having a problem. When I don’t ejaculate for a while, my semen changes color and I’m scared. It looks more yellow than the usual color. Is this a serious problem? Should I go to a doctor or is this normal?

I’m not addicted to porn. I never watch them. I masturbate sometimes without watching porn.

Thank you. I hope you will respond to my question.


The yellow color in semen comes from chemicals produced by the prostate gland. Semen is not always the same color, especially when you are younger and your body is learning how to properly mix the ingredients to make semen. When you don’t ejaculate for a while, the chemicals in the prostate gland build-up and more than the usual quantity is added the next time you do ejaculate. None of this is unusual and there is no need to see a doctor about it.