The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ whose main function is to secrete prostate fluid, one of the components of semen. The muscles of the prostate gland also help propel this seminal fluid into the urethra during ejaculation
What happens when you have your prostate removed?
Radical prostatectomy risks
Urinary incontinence. Erectile dysfunction (impotence) Injury to the rectum (rare) Narrowing (stricture) of the urethra or bladder neck.
What is the main cause of prostate problems?
In most men, the prostate gland normally enlarges with age. This may be due to changes in sex hormone levels that occur with normal aging. In some men, the enlarged prostate causes few or no symptoms, while in others the symptoms can be very bothersome.