***This was a reply to the post "Can anyone help". I am reposting as a new thread as the topic is important but hard to find under the old title...
I have had the gelatinous particle is my ejaculate since at least 16, I am 36 now. It has gotten worse as I got older. What started off as very small pebbles - almost like grains of rice, has over time developed into large clumps that can clog you up so bad that when you ejaculate, very little comes out (sometimes none) and with very little pressure (although it still feels good, minus the feeling of the clumps fighting their way down the length of your urethra). The only solution I have found is to ejaculate often and thus keep the pebbles from coagulating into large clumps. Massaging your testicles and surronding tissue while masturbating and prolonged sex also seems to help "break loose" some of the clumps.
I have seen 5-6 specialists, had an ultrasound on my "man parts" and have been told everything from "you have non-bacterial chronic prostititus - here take these pills for bacterial chronic prostititus that will only cure an infection you don't have" to a Dr. who finally told me "chronic prostititus is a BS catch-all phrase meaning we really don't know what is wrong and can't really fix it".
I have been told that I have a swollen prostate with scarring and then told by other Dr.'s that I have a perfectly normal prostate with no scarring.
I do not have urgent peeing issues or anything else connected to prostate disease.
I have never been able to get out of a Dr. which component of my ejaculate is coagulating; semen or seminal plasma, which is produced by contributions from the seminal vesicle, prostate, and bulbourethral glands. Or if I have a deficency in some fluid that helps break down the ejaculate. I had the ultrasound to see if maybe my urine was leaking through a valve and combining with my ejaculate, thus the yellowish color....
I am not alone in this. I have been on many boards and seen many people explaining our condition looking for any kind of help. Invariably, you will see the "this is completely normal" email posted below it by someone who is not going through this and thinks we are talking about thick (but still liquid), yellow ejaculate.
Just to clarify a bit. We are not talking about yellowish semen, or thick semen. We are talking about clumps with consistency of Jell-O, that do not liquefy after you ejaculate, even in water, that are medium to dark yellow while your semen is milky white. If you ejaculate several times in a row, you will find that the clumps become lighter in color (closer to your liquid ejaculate) and sometimes smaller, the further down the line they are. If and when you start having larger clumps, you may even notice they look like the inside of whatever "hose" they are coming out of, maintaining a squashed cylindrical shape.
Sometimes you can become clogged and very, very little comes out. If you keep ejaculating (insert method here), you will eventually get out the monster clump that is clogging you up. I have had clumps that are .25 inches wide and as much as an inch or more long. Then you will find that you have better pressure and consistency until the clumps have had time to form again. It seems that their formation is constant. If you ejaculate daily the clumps are small. If you miss a day you will notice they have grown larger.
I understand the embarrassment that this condition can bring you. I never told my partners about it and hid my symptoms until I told my wife before we got engaged. She was very understanding and acts like it doesn't bother her at all (even though it freaks me out!)
Hopefully, someday some Dr. will take it upon themselves to realize this is a real disease/condition and figure out what is going on. Until that time, keep it up, keep looking for info, good luck and don't let it get you down!
I have that in my stuff as well. when my wife and I were starting to try to have kids I asked a Dr. about it and they told me that some men have clumpy semen and not to worry about it. We didn't have any problems conceiving so I haven't ever worried about it.
I, too, have these same symptoms. Some of my ejaculate seems normal, but only for the first couple "shots", then it's thick and yellowish and clumpy. I also have a discomfort (not really pain) in my left testicle on occasion, some time in the following 24 hours, accompanied by a little nubbin-like formation inside the left one. Usually, some manipulation and gentle palpations make it go away, and the discomfort subsides. I'm now 36, and this has been going on for over 10 years or so; my wife is pregnant with our second child, so it hasn't gotten in the way of that.
I do remember, though, about 13-14 years ago that while playing softball, a ground ball took a bad hop, and I stopped it with something other than my glove (and still made the play, thank you!).It didn't lay me out with pain or anything, but it wasn't enjoyable in the least. After a few days the pain went away, and I didn't think about it again until a couple of years later when I started having these symptoms. It seems to make sense in my head that I damaged some pipes on the left side, making it coagulate, while the right side shoots free and clear. My questions are: does anyone else with these symptoms have any testicular discomfort? Do you recall an incident with a softball, baseball, or mischevious toddler in your past? Have any of you had a vasectomy, and do you think that might change anything? I'm thinking of having the procedure in the next year or so, as I think my wife and I have met our quota, and am curious to find out what if anything that changes.