Understanding the prostate

Only men have a prostate gland. The prostate is usually the size and shape of a walnut. It lies underneath the bladder and surrounds the tube (the urethra) that men pass urine and semen through.

The prostate diagram

The prostate gland's main job is to make some of the fluid that carries sperm, called semen

The three most common prostate problems are an enlarged prostate, prostatitis and prostate cancer.

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