Prostate Conditions

The prostate gland lies beneath the bladder. It surrounds the urethra – a tube that transports urine out of the body from the bladder.

The prostate starts off relatively small in boys, then grows larger during puberty as testosterone levels increase. In healthy adults, the prostate is around the size of a walnut, with a volume of approximately 20ml.

The prostate gland’s main function is during sexual intercourse. At ejaculation, sperm is mixed with fluid from the prostate gland. A substance called prostate-specific antigen (PSA) liquidises the ejaculate to improve the chances of fertilization. The fluid produced by the prostate also prevents infection in the urethra.

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Urology diseases can affect people’s lives in profound, sometimes devastating ways. Yet, behind each case is often an account of bravery, medical excellence, and even recovery.

Your stories are important. Through understanding the experiences of people affected by urology diseases, we can take action to drive real change. We’d love to hear from you about your experiences.

 

 

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