Prostate Information

Only men have a prostate gland. From birth to puberty prostate remains small, about the size of a pea. During puberty it undergoes the first growth spurt, reaching the size of a walnut.

The prostate contains about 30 percent smooth muscle and about 70 percent glandular tissue composed of glands and small ducts. A thin membrane called the capsule covers the prostate.

Anatomically, it is located just under the urinary bladder, surrounding the base of the bladder and the beginning of the urethra. Urine made by the kidneys accumulates in the bladder and the urethra is the pipe that carries the urine outside. If you imagine a wine glass, the wide part would represent the bladder and the stem would be the urethra.

The prostate is located at the juncture, where the wide part ends and the stem begins. The prostate is shaped like a donut, with the urethra passing through the opening in the center of the gland. The part of the urethra that passes through the prostate is called the prostatic urethra.

The prostate is situated behind the pubic bone and in front of the rectum, which is why it is possible to feel the prostate during a digital rectal examination.

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General Prostate Information
What is the Prostate?
What is the Prostate's Function?
Common Prostate Problems
Who is Affected by Prostate Issues
What are the Prostate Zones?

What is the Prostate?

The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. It is about the size of a walnut, and in its normal state usually weighs an ounce and measures less than two inches long. The prostate gland can be found right below the male bladder and in front of the rectum.

If you look inside the prostate, you will see that it contains a large number of very small glands protected by the prostatic capsule. This capsule is made up of fibrous tissue, which is in turn, insulated by a thick fat layer. The prostate gland has right and left lobes; its base lies just under the bladder; the apex is at the end directly across the base. The front of the prostate is referred to as the anterior, while the back is called the posterior.

What is the Prostate's Function?

The function of the prostate gland is to produce the non-sperm component of semen. The fluid secreted by the prostate can be described as a ‘carrier’ fluid; it helps the semen become alkaline so that when it is released during ejaculation, it can neutralize the natural acidity of the vaginal tract. This protects the sperm cells so that it survives longer.

When a man reaches sexual climax, the prostrate muscles contract and squeezes prostatic fluid into the urethra; at the same moment, the testicles and seminal vesicles also send sperm and fluid into the same so the prostatic fluid and the sperm cells get mixed together to form semen. Sperm and fluid from the seminal vesicle only make up between 25-50% of the total semen volume; the rest is produced by the prostate. From the urethra, the semen then goes through the ejaculatory ducts and outside the man’s body through the tip of the penis.

Common Prostate Problems

For younger men (those below 50 years old), the most common prostate problem is prostatitis; for men over 50, it’s benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Actually, older men are at risk for prostate cancer too, but it is far less common than BPH.

Prostatitis is the inflammation or infection of the prostate. It can occur at any age but younger men are prone likely to suffer from it. An estimated 10-20% of males under the age of 50 will have it in their lifetime. There are several kinds of prostatitis, and each one has its own range of symptoms. The pain associated with prostatitis is not the same with each person; some may complain of severe pain while others report nothing more than mild discomfort. Most will fall somewhere between the two extremes. Some of the symptoms that a male can experience include chills, fever, burning during urination or an inability to empty the bladder, pelvic pain, or even difficult ejaculation. The correct diagnosis of prostatitis is important because the treatment depends on the type of infection.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlargement of the prostrate. BPH does not lead to prostate cancer but half of all men who have it can experience symptoms that may affect the quality of life. IN BPH, large and fairly discrete nodules form in the transition zone of the prostate; when these nodules get big enough, they compress the urethra and interfere with the normal flow of urine. Depending on how big the nodules get, the compression can cause partial or almost complete urethral obstruction. Issues related to BPH include difficulty starting urination (urinary hesitancy), frequent urination, urinary retention, and increased risk for urinary tract infections (UTIs). The frequency of urination at night can actually interfere with quality sleep thus causing or contributing to insomnia.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, as many as one in six will be diagnosed with this in his lifetime. However, this is not nearly as scary as it may seem because most cases of prostate cancer are slow-growing. With early diagnosis and treatment, prognosis can be very good. The risk for prostate cancer increases the older a man gets. No one knows exactly what causes it but family history (having a close family relative who have had it) and being of African-American descent places you at a higher risk than the rest of the general population so regular prostate cancer screening should be considered at an earlier age.

Who is Affected by Prostate Issues

Men with prostate issues often find that the problem affects not only them but also their significant partners, especially since prostate health can have a huge impact on their sexual function. There are many different kinds of prostate problems and men of any age have to be on the lookout for clues that something is not right. If you experience one or more of the following signs, consult your doctor right away to confirm if it is indeed something which needs treatment:

  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Inability to urinate
  • Unusual discomfort or difficulty in starting to urinate
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Dribbling of urine (the stream starts and stops)
  • Difficulty in having an erection
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Pain or discomfort in lower back, hips, upper thigh or pelvic region

What are the Prostate Zones?

In pathology, doctors refer to different areas of the prostate gland by zones: the peripheral zone, the transition zone, the anterior zone. The peripheral zone is the largest; it covers about 75% of the entire gland and it is the area where chronic prostatitis and prostate cancer tend to occur. Most needle biopsies are thus targeted in this area. The transition zone, on the other hand, is the most prone to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The anterior zone covers about 1/3 of the gland, and has a lot of smooth muscle tissue, which assist in expelling semen when the male ejaculates. The last one, the central zone, surrounds the ejaculatory ducts where the semen passes through.