WHAT IS PROSTATE?

male pelvis showing prostate, bladder etcThe prostate is a walnut sized gland situated below the bladder, in front of the rectum and behind the pubic bone. It is closely linked with the urinary system, because it encircles the water passage-urethra like a collar. It secretes much of the liquid portion of the seminal fluid that nourishes the spermSeminal vesicles also contribute to the seminal fluid and are just behind and above the prostate gland. Prostate starts enlarging after the age of 40 and symptoms vary from man to man. Prostate is affected by

  1. Benign enlargement of prostate
  2. Prostate Cancer
  3. Prostatitis (Inflammation/infection)

 

Prostate Symptoms

There may not be any symptoms associated with prostate disease. Some of the manifestations are likely to be: 

  • Urinary symptoms: frequency, urgency, hesitancy, poor urinary stream, sensation of incomplete emptying, incontinence(also called lower urinary tract symptoms-LUTS)
  • Pain while passing urine (Dysuria)
  • Urinary retention
  • Haematospermia (Blood in the semen)
  • Haematuria (Blood in the urine)
  • Fever with or without shivering
  • Tiredness and feeling unwell
  • Bone pain
  • Anaemia
  • Weight loss

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