Conditions InDepth: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
The prostate gland is normally a walnut-sized organ located at the base of the urinary bladder, directly in front of the lower rectum. It surrounds the urethra, or urinary tube, and is just beneath the skin in front of the anus. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. Women do not have a prostate gland.
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- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 09/2014
- Update Date: 09/17/2014
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