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The prostate gland

The prostate is the small gland which sits under the bladder in men

The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. It sits under the bladder, lying between the bladder and the penis. It also surrounds the urethra. Dr. Jen Tan explains in more detail what it is, its purpose and the health problems that may arise.

"Having been told by a consultant urologist some 30 years ago that I would at some stage require surgery, I am pleased to say that having used the saw palmetto capsules from that time he has (so far) been proved wrong!" James, UK

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  • allan sterling's photo avatar
    allan sterling — 09.07.2017 09:27
    I have just had operation on enlarged prostate to allow me to pass urine more freely after 2 days of opp I still can not control my bladder is this normal


    • Dr Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Dr Jen Tan — 10.07.2017 13:37
      Hellom Yes this can be normal and it may take up to 7 days to recover and pass water normally. For details more specific to the patient please speak to the doctor.


  • Brian SHIRLEY's photo avatar
    Brian SHIRLEY — 08.04.2017 18:34
    I need to go to toilet more to pass urine


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 08.04.2017 19:31
      If you are over 45 years of age, this could be due to an enlarged prostate. First, go to your doctor to have the diagnosis confirmed. The herb Saw palmetto can be used to treat the condition, especially when the prostate is mild or moderately enlarged.


  • Ganiyu Lawal's photo avatar
    Ganiyu Lawal — 08.04.2017 05:43
    After the operation I still have the gland developing again


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 08.04.2017 19:31
      The prostate can indeed enlarge again following surgical removal of tissue in an enlarged prostate. If this situation is confirmed, Saw palmetto herb can be used to treat symptoms, keeping the condition at bay and hopefully, a further operation can be avoided.


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Hi, I had a blood test a few weeks ago to check for prostate cancer, which came back as negative. Would this test tell me if I had an enlarged prostate?

No, blood tests are not part of the diagnosis for an enlarged prostate.
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I have an enlarged prostate. I take Saw Palmetto with other ingredients including zinc etc. Any other ideas please?

Zinc is a good supplement to take, as it is thought to benefit the prostate gland generally. You ...
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I have an enlarged prostate and have had a biopsy. All is ok but is there a herbal or other type of product I can take to reduce the size of my prostate?

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Did you know?

BPH is a very common problem that increases the older men get, and around half of all men have an enlarged prostate by the age of 50. At the age of 80, this has risen to 80%

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