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.
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.
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