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Sperm is a biological fluid that contains spermatozoa, male reproductive cells, which is excreted during ejaculation. This fluid has a viscous consistency, and is usually whitish in color. It can, however, be brown, due to a tiny quantity of blood sometimes present, a case called hemospermia. Sperm can sometimes even be red in color, indicating a large quantity of blood present in the fluid. This kind of bleeding can be caused by lesions in the reproductive tract transporting the spermatozoa from the testicles to the opening to the exterior, but can also be due to a prostatic condition, such as is often the case in prostatitis, or even a condition affecting the seminal vesicles. In most cases, however, bleeding is harmless, and will disappear of its own accord.

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