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— Hippocrates

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Prostate & Urethral conditions - What does the prostate gland do?

The prostate gland lies just beneath the bladder and is normally about the size of a chestnut. The urethra (water pipe) runs through the middle of the prostate. The main function of the prostate is during your reproductive life. It produces fluid containing chemicals which nourish sperms to help with fertilisation.

Male pelvic anatomy

What should i do if I have prostate symptoms?

If you have difficulty starting or stopping your urine flow, a weak stream, a feeling that you do not empty your bladder completely, increased frequency and urgency of urine passage by day or night and a tendency to dribble after you have finished, you should contact your GP for further advice.

Prostate enlargement

Prostate enlargement

Your GP will normally review you initially and may supply you with a symptom questionnaire and/or a bladder diary to complete before your appointment.

Referral to a urologist is only indicated if:

  1. your symptoms are severe
  2. your urine flow is very poor
  3. your blood tests (e.g. PSA) are abnormal
  4. there are any complications of the condition (e.g. chronic retention, urinary infection, bladder stones)

International Prostate Symptoms Score (I-PSS)

Using the International Prostate Symptoms Score (I-PSS), we have built an online form to assess the severity of your condition, and email the results to us.

Click the button to complete the form – it should take less than five minutes.

Useful tools

Prostate & Urethral conditions – further information

Please find below links to information leaflets and questionnaires from British association of urological surgeons, explaining the tests/procedures for Prostate & Urethral conditions.

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