The prostate is a small gland approximately the size and shape of a walnut. It sits directly below the bladder, in front of the rectum. The prostate is a part of the male reproductive tract. It produces fluid that combines with sperm to make semen.
At birth, the prostate gland is tiny. When testosterone levels rise during puberty, the prostate grows rapidly, doubling in size by age 20. Growth slows down for the next two decades and the prostate usually does not cause problems for...Read more
Dear Dr. Motola, I am 62 years old. I have had Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia for about 6 years. My latest PSA count is 0.9 and I have been... Read more »