Talking about your prostate, urinary symptoms, or sexual dysfunction can be uncomfortable, but it’s essential to men’s health. The prostate is a tiny reproductive organ the size of a walnut located below a man’s urinary bladder. It’s responsible for making semen and tends to grow larger with age.
“An enlarged prostate is often called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a noncancerous condition that may affect sexual function,” says Steven Guarnaccia, MD, a urologist with Dignity Health Medical Group — Sequoia. “Its symptoms include slow urine flow, difficulty urinating, frequent or urgent need to urinate, dribbling after urination, and waking up at night to urinate.”