The prostate gland is a male sex gland. It needs male hormones, primarily testosterone, to function. It is about the size of a walnut and is located in front of the rectum, behind the base of the penis and directly under the bladder. It is found only in men, and its function is to produce a thick fluid that is part of semen, that helps protect and nourish sperm cells and enables sperm to be released during ejaculation. The prostate surrounds the upper part of the urethra, the tube that empties urine from the bladder. Nerves involved in causing an erection of the penis are located adjacent to the prostate. This makes men who undergo prostate treatment susceptible to erectile problems, or impotence, as a result of damage to these nerves.
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The prostate gland is a small, walnut-shaped organ that lies just below a man's bladder. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body through the penis.
The prostate gland produces most of the fluid in semen.
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Aurora Health Care answeredThe prostate is one of the male sex glands and is located just below the bladder (the organ that collects and empties urine) and in front of the rectum (the lower part of the intestine). The prostate is about the size of a walnut. It surrounds part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The prostate makes fluid that becomes part of the semen, the white fluid that contains sperm.