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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.


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  • manpreet Singh 's photo avatar
    manpreet Singh — 25.06.2018 14:02
    what is the size of normal prostate. i am 45of age


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 26.06.2018 07:00
      Hello Manpreet. The normal prostate in men varies in size and weight. It is conventionally accepted that the gland has a size of approximately 4cm x 3cm x 2cm (Height / length / width) weighing no more than 25g. The surface of a normal prostate should also be smooth, without any lumps or bumps.


  • Edwards's photo avatar
    Edwards — 01.10.2017 13:29
    Enlargement size measuring 3.96×4.32×5.21 42.64


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 01.10.2017 21:43
      Hello. If your doctors have confirmed that the enlargement is benign, you might like to consider the use of Saw palmetto herb. It is our treatment of choice for uncomplicated, mild to moderate cases of benign prostatic enlargement and is preferred by many men because it is not associated with the same level of side effects as prescribed medication. However, please note that any treatment choice you make should always take into account the advice of your doctors as they will have full access to your medical records.


  • allan sterling's photo avatar
    allan sterling — 09.07.2017 07:27
    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 11:37
      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.


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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?

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