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1 - What is the prostate?

The prostate is a specific genital gland in men. It is walnut-sized and weighs about 18 grams. It is located between the bladder neck and the urogenital diaphragm, and wraps around the starting part of the male urethra. Prostate enlargement and hyperplasia easily compress the urethra which result in the difficult urination. Since the surface of the prostate is a compact envelope, most antibiotics cannot travel through this prostatic envelope into the prostate, and so have little or no treatment effect.