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Enlarged Prostate (cont.)

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Male urinary system and prostate: The prostate makes some of the milky fluid (semen) that carries sperm. The gland is the size of a walnut and is found just below the bladder, which stores urine. The prostate wraps around a tube (the urethra) that carries urine from the bladder out through the tip of the penis. During a man's orgasm (sexual climax), muscles squeeze the prostate's fluid into the urethra. Sperm, which are made in the testicles, also go into the urethra during orgasm. The milky fluid carries the sperm through the penis during orgasm.
Male urinary system and prostate: The prostate makes some of the milky fluid (semen) that carries sperm. The gland is the size of a walnut and is found just below the bladder, which stores urine. The prostate wraps around a tube (the urethra) that carries urine from the bladder out through the tip of the penis. During a man's orgasm (sexual climax), muscles squeeze the prostate's fluid into the urethra. Sperm, which are made in the testicles, also go into the urethra during orgasm. The milky fluid carries the sperm through the penis during orgasm. Click to view larger image.

Normal prostate and enlarged prostate (prostate with benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH]
Normal prostate and enlarged prostate (prostate with benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH] Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014
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