Prostate and Prostatitis

Prostate and Prostatitis

The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland located directly below the bladder in men. It wraps around the urethra, a tube that carries urine from the bladder. There are 16-32 ducts in the prostate gland, these ducts are easy to form blockages. A normal or healthy prostate gland produces a slightly alkaline fluid, milky or white in appearance, that usually constitutes that usually constitutes a part of the volume of the semen. The purpose of this fluid is to nourish and transport sperm. A unhealthy state occurs when the function of the gland becomes compromised.

Generalized prostatitis involves inflammation of the prostate and the area around the prostate. Prostatitis also includes prostatitis complications, such as, posterior urethritis, seminal vesiculitis, and epididymitis, etc. New research indicates prostatitis is a much broader health problem than was once considered. It is one of the most common male urological conditions diagnosed.

To diagnose prostatitis, a physician needs thoroughly exam the patient’s prostate. To check the prostate gland, a physician will carry out a digital rectal examination(DRE), which involves inserting a well lubricated gloved finger into the rectum to check for any abnormalities of the gland. The physician also needs collect a sample of prostate fluid so that it can be analyzed. 


2015-10-06 Admin