The prostate is a small organ about the size of a walnut. It
lies below the bladder (where urine is stored) and surrounds the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder). The prostate makes a fluid that becomes part of semen. Semen is the white fluid that contains sperm. Prostate
problems are common in men 50 and older. Most can be treated successfully without harming sexual function.
Most problems with the prostate comes form what is refered to as benign prostatic hyperplasia and is a
nonmalignant (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate gland, a common occurrence in older men. BPH generally begins in a man's 30s, evolves slowly and only causes symptoms after 50.
In BPH, the prostate gland grows
in size. It may compress the urethra which courses through the center of the prostate. This can impede the flow of urine from the bladder through the urethra to the outside. It can cause urine to backup in the bladder (retention)
and the need for frequent urination. If severe enough, complete blockage of the urethra can occur, which can injure the kidneys. BPH is extremely common. Half of all men over 50 develop symptoms of BPH, but only 10% need medical or
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