Do You Have an Enlarged Prostate? Take This Quiz to Evaluate Your Symptoms
The prostate is a small gland, normally about the size and shape of a walnut. It is an integral part of a man’s sex organs, which also include the penis, scrotum, and testicles. The prostate is located in front of the rectum and just below the bladder. The gland wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen from the bladder to the outside of the body. The prostate is very important towards the reproductive process, as its fluid mixed with semen is important for a man’s ability to fertilize a woman’s egg, and father a child. As a man ages, the prostate typically grows larger. However, if your prostate becomes too large, it can cause several health issues.
Classic symptoms of a prostate problem include frequent and urgent urination, bladder leakage, and/or a weak urine stream. If left untreated, long-term damage to the bladder and kidneys can occur. Take this quiz to evaluate your symptoms and find out if you may have an enlarged prostate.