The Prostatitis Foundation

Anatomy

 

A brief anatomy lesson.

The prostate gland produces most of the volume of the ejaculate. It is located "below," i.e. ventrally, of the urinary bladder. For a man to urinate, his urine stream must pass through his prostate gland. When he ejaculates, sperm from the testicles, some liquids from the seminal vesicles, and liquid from the prostate gland is mixed.

Like any organ of the body, especially including those that have a path to the outside, the prostate gland can become infected. It can also become inflamed. With age, it can be come enlarged in a non-cancerous way, which is called benign prostatitc hyperplasia, or BPH. It can also get cancer.

In the case of the prostate gland, a drawing is worth many words. Here we present several graphics of the prostate gland.
The prostate is the green area, the bladder is colored yellow. This graphic is from Dr. Ivo Tarfusser of Italy.
Third, it is important to understand that even on the microscopic level, the prostate gland's structure is very complex. This provides many "hiding places" for infectious organisms.

 

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The mission of the Prostatitis Foundation is to educate the public about the prevalence of prostatitis
and encourage and support research to find the cause and a cure for prostatitis.

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