Normal size of the prostate
The prostate gland is an important organ in men. As we age, the prostate gland also increases in size, causing an enlarged prostate. So what is the normal prostate size, when is prostate enlargement?
1. What is the prostate gland?
The prostate gland is a small gland, found only in men, located just below the bladder neck, encircling the segment of the urethra that connects the bladder neck.
2. Normal prostate size
At birth, the prostate gland is about the size of a pea and continues to grow until the age of 20, when it weighs 15-20g. During the age of 30-45, prostate mass remained stable at 20g. The normal prostate size is: 4cm wide, 3cm long, and 2cm anterior and posterior diameter.
3. Size of prostate enlargement
In the period from 45 years old and above, the prostate gland grows unstable, the size gradually enlarges. The degree of enlargement varies from person to person, normally the prostate gland has an average weight of 20g, in people with enlarged prostate gland it increases from 30g to 80g, even some people from 100g to 200g.
Through clinical examination, the doctor can detect an enlarged prostate gland, but the assessment of prostate volume has a very important role in diagnosis and treatment monitoring, so ultrasound is the only method. The assessment method is widely applied with the advantages of non-traumatic, fast, accurate, and highly effective.
4. Signs of prostate enlargement
Difficulty urinating: the patient feels the urge to urinate but has to stand for a while to be able to urinate, at the same time, the urine stream is small, the feeling of urination is not strong, there may be frequent urination. Urinary incontinence: is a condition in which urine is excreted uncontrollably. Intermittent urination: prostate enlargement often accompanies the formation of bladder stones, causing the process of urination to be interrupted suddenly, changing the position to urinate normally. Increased frequency of urination: the interval between 2 urinations is short, always feeling the need to urinate, both day and night, seriously affecting the patient's sleep. Although an enlarged prostate is not too dangerous and can be treated to significantly improve a patient's urinary incontinence, as well as a variety of interventions, like all diseases, enlarged prostate can Prostate enlargement needs to be detected early and treated promptly to avoid complications such as bladder stones, recurrent urinary infections, chronic urinary retention,... and possibly kidney failure. Therefore, when detecting symptoms of the disease, it is necessary to consult a specialist for timely examination and treatment.