Prostate Disease

Prostate Disease

Facts about the prostate gland

The prostate is a sex gland in men. It's about the size of a walnut, and surrounds the neck of the bladder and urethra—the tube that carries urine from the bladder. It's partly muscular and partly glandular, with ducts opening into the prostatic portion of the urethra. It is made up of three lobes: a center lobe with one lobe on each side.

Illustration of the anatomy of the male reproductive tract
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The prostate gland secretes a slightly alkaline fluid that forms part of the seminal fluid, a fluid that carries sperm.

Types of noncancerous prostate problems

Most clinical conditions of the prostate are benign (noncancerous), including the following:

Prostatitis is mainly a problem of men younger than age 50, and BPH primarily affects men older than age 50.

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