Problems with the Prostate

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland in the male reproductive system located below the bladder and just in front of the rectum. The prostate wraps around the urethra, a small tube that runs from the bladder to the penis in order to let urine and semen flow out of the body.

Learn more about what BPH is, how it affects men, and who tends to be more at risk.

In this 41NBC video, urologist Dr. John McGill from Coliseum Medical Centers, talks about the prostate gland. He describes its function and what happens when it becomes enlarged. McGill further explains that benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition that affects men as they get older and that most men will experience prostate problems at some point in their lives. He stresses how important it is for men to raise urinary issues they have with their doctor as soon as they appear.

Discover some ways to manage prostate cancer and BPH symptoms here. 

BPH News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.


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