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A 81-year-old male asked:

is a prostrate 5.4cm wide serious medically?

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Dr. Sabry Mansour
Urology 23 years experience
No: Prostate size varies from person to person, and can grow as you age. Unless there are any suspicious areas or if your flow and urinary symptoms are bothersome, or you are unable to empty the bladder, that would be more concerning. The width alone is of no real consequence.

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What is the prostate gland?

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Prostate gland: The prostate is a male gland that is found at the base of the urinary bladder. Its main role in the body is to provide a large amount of fluid into what finally becomes semen.
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How does caffine affect prostate gland?

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Caffeine & prostate: For most men, moderate caffeine intake, such as 1-2 cup of coffee, is not a problem. Actually, more hardcore coffee drinking, such as drinking 6 cups of coffee, may have some health protective effects. But if you have prostatitis or enlarged prostate, you probably want to avoid caffeine as it can exert its diuretic effect and irritate the bladder, and make prostate symptoms worse.
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Doctors, what are the causes of enlargement of prostate gland ?

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Benign growth: This happens in many men and is park of aging.
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What causes enlargement of the prostate gland?

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Here are some...: The precise reason for prostate enlargement is still unclear although some subtle sex hormonal imbalance along aging process has been speculated and blamed for its occurrence. Of note, problems to void notably with slow urine flow is not linearly proportional with the degree of prostate enlargement alone. More? Ask doc timely. Best wishes...
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How is the prostate gland related to fertilization?

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Dr. James Krick
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Mixing : it is in the prostate that sperm produced in the testicles are mixed with semen produced in the prostate and seminal vesicles

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