Here is what a urologist has to say about the cause of tiny black dots or specks in your semen.

“This is not an uncommon complaint, but in general, there is no good answer,” begins Kenneth Peters, MD, chief of urology for Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.

He continues, “Blood can present as dark spots or strands in the semen. This could be due to inflammation in the prostate, seminal vesicles or the ejaculatory duct.

“It is rarely a sign of anything concerning. If it persists, it may be worth seeing a urologist to rule out infection (prostatitis).”

Dr. Peters, in practice for 30+ years, is board certified by the American Board of Urology. One of his specialties is treating bladder pain.
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