Frequently Asked Questions

Q.

What is the prostate gland?

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The prostate gland is normally the size of a walnut in the average adult male and will increase in size as men age. The urethra is the tube which delivers urine from the bladder through the prostate to the outside. At the base of the bladder, the prostate gland surrounds the urethra. The prostate is an accessory part of the male ejaculatory system and is important for reproduction, although not necessarily for sexual potency. Sperm are made and stored in the seminal vesicles until ejaculation occurs.

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