Diseases

Benign prostatic hypertrophy (prostate adenoma)

The adenoma of the prostate, also called benign prostatic hypertrophy, is not strictly speaking a disease in that during the life of a man, this gland naturally tends to grow.

Benign prostatic hypertrophy is very common at the age of 50 years. It is a benign disease very common and capricious over time. It has nothing to do with prostate cancer at the base, but it can sometimes be complicated by urinary and / or renal disorders.

The adenoma of the prostate can be embarrassing. In fact, it can lead to trouble urinating and patients can complain of various problems, such as difficulty in urinating, getting up at night to pee, etc.

Men should consult their doctor to measure the impact of these urinary disorders and possibly prescribe treatment or even consider surgery. The doctor will take the opportunity to screen for prostate cancer by digital rectal examination.

What is the prostate?

The prostate is a gland that exists only in humans. It is located under the bladder, in front of the rectum. The prostate surrounds the urethra, that is, the canal that starts from the bladder and then travels through the penis and allows the man to urinate.

The prostate belongs to the genital system of man. It is under the influence of genital hormones and participates in the maturation of spermatozoa. The normal prostate weighs about 15 to 20 grams. To examine it, the doctor performs a digital rectal examination.

To better understand, an illustration of the male genital and urinary organs

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