The prostate is a doughnut-shaped gland with two lobes, and it is
located below the bladder about halfway between the rectum and the
base of the penis. It encircles the urethra (the tube that carries urine from
the bladder out through the penis), and in young men it is normally about the
size of a walnut. The prostate produces most of the fluid that makes up
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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