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Prostate is a gland situated under the bladder. It is part of the man's genital system, and its role is to secrete seminal liquid, a sperm component essential for the spermatozoa. Prostate functioning is controlled by testosterone, which is a hormone secreted by the testicle.

In a young man, the normal prostate gland is the size of a walnut (<30g). During normal aging, however, the gland usually grows larger. This hormone-related enlargement with aging is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but this condition is not associated with prostate cancer. Both BPH and prostate cancer, however, can cause similar problems in older men. For example, an enlarged prostate gland can squeeze or impinge on the outlet of the bladder or the urethra, leading to difficulty with urination. The resulting symptoms commonly include slowing of the urinary stream and urinating more frequently, particularly at night. Patients should seek medical advice from their urologist or...                             More...


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