The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis. The prostate is just in front of the rectum. The urethra runs through the center of the prostate, from the bladder to the penis, letting urine flow out of the body.
The prostate secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. During ejaculation, the prostate squeezes this fluid into the urethra and it’s expelled with sperm as semen.
The vasa deferentia (singular: vas deferens) bring sperm from the testes to the seminal vesicles. The seminal vesicles contribute fluid to semen during ejaculation.
There are many treatment options. Some men experience no signs or symptoms with enlarged prostate. If that's the case for you, watchful waiting could be the best option. Enlarged prostate isn't cancerous.
Now a new procedure has been developed that is superior to TURP in recovery of symptoms with no side effect. It is called Prostatic Artery Embolization or PAE.
Mr. Verma, New Delhi
Indian, 82, Male
I am retired army officer. When I was diagnosed with enlarged prostate, I wanted to find out everything could about them. I. My symptoms were text book symptoms: Weak urine stream, Difficulty starting urination, stopping and starting while urinating, Dribbling at the end of urination, straining while urinating, Frequent need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at night, urgent need to urinate and not being able to completely empty the bladder.
I was referred to a very popular urologist in New Delhi, who recommended Laser surgery for my enlarged prostate as my weight of the prostate gland was 85 grams and my PSA level was just 1.4 which is within normal limit. The urologist asked me get the hospitalization for surgery in next week but I seen my younger brother gone through same surgery last year without any symptom relief. I asked about alternative treatment, but was told that this was the only one available.