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What is the Normal Size of the Prostate

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
What is the Normal Size of the Prostate

The prostate is an organ located below the bladder and in front of the rectum which is only present in the male body, fulfilling a key role in the formation of seminal fluid. The prostate secretes an alkaline fluid, white in appearance, that makes up to 30% of the volume of semen.

Over the years this gland can slightly increase in size, resulting in a condition known as prostatitis or inflammation of the prostate. For this reason many men wonder what the normal size of the prostate is and at what point it is considered enlarged. Read this OneHowTo article if you want more information about the normal size of the prostate.

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  1. What is the function of the prostate
  2. What is the normal size of the prostate
  3. If you have any problems

What is the function of the prostate

The prostate plays a fundamental role in the formation of seminal fluid, making sure it produces the correct volume. Their secretions also benefit the mobility of sperm, ensuring that they arrive safely to the egg to fertilize it.

Additionally, this gland is responsible for protecting men from urinary tract infections and maintains a healthy bladder, so it is paramount that it is in perfect condition.

What is the normal size of the prostate

The size of this gland varies with age, however in an adult male the normal prostate size is between 4cm X 3 cm, similar in shape to a chestnut.

But after 50, a significant percentage of men have a condition known as benign prostatic hypertrophy, enlargement of the gland, due to various factors. Prostatitis or inflammation of the prostate is also a common condition after 50 and must be monitored by a doctor to ensure timely treatment and improve any discomfort that the patient may suffer. When benign prostatic hyperlapsia happens, the prostate enlarges to a point that even urinating can be painful. If it grows too much it can constrict the urethra and even make urinating totally impossible.

What is the Normal Size of the Prostate - What is the normal size of the prostate

If you have any problems

If you have any discomfort when urinating, any pain in the area around the prostate or any indication of a problem, the recommendation is to visit a urologist who can examine you to determine the source of discomfort or the problem.

It is important to visit a urologist whenever you feel the smallest discomfort, as the problem could get worse with time.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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my prostate enlarges size is 50x49 MMS and weighs 68gms.
My age is 67 years, male
Kiss Gyuláné
A páromnak máj rákja van.Az ultra hang viszgálat prostata eredménye 4x5x4 cm. A lép kissé nagyobb 5x15 cm. A máj nem nagyobb,jobb lebenyében egy 7x7 cm-es inhomogén körül írt képletábrázolódik. Van e okunk aggodalomra?? Üdv.Kiss Gyuláné
kimera john
did organic privent prostate cencer
anthony hamilton
Iseem to have a prostate size about 37 .1 at age 66 . i am currently using a cataca. please advise
My prostate measures 59mm transversely. Is that within normal range for a 75 year old?
Matthew Nesbitt (oneHOWTO editor)
Hi Pete,

As the article states, this could be large, but it will depend on other factors. Always best to get it checked by a doctor, just in case.
My prostate size is 3.2*3.9cm vol 15.58ml. is it normal what should I do. please tell me
My Prostate measures on a CT scan: July 2015 - 17cm Craniocaudal and July, 2019 - 7.0cm x 8.3cm. What grams or ml size is this equal to? Yes, I do suffer BPH. Trying to decide whether to do a HoLEP or a ThuLEP procedure to give me relief. Wonder how my current size effects the outcome of these procedures?
Besmellah Aziz
As indicated above the prostate size is ( 4X3 ) cm its the same in all men or related to body and weight height etc??
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Besmellah,

As the article mentions, the prostrate size can vary with age, especially after the age of 50. Always consult a doctor if you are worried.
sankar kumar ghose
prostate size 5.3cmx3.8cmx3.9cm. weight 41gm. post voidal residual urine 88cc. suffering from cystitis.
what should be my next step
Dilip shrestha
Sir, I'm suffering from prostrate engagement.according to my report 4.85x4.86x4.36cm (54gm ). So, according to this I'm 75 years old do I need for surgery or what should be normal size. Pls reply me as soon as possible.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Dilip

To help you understand the measurements, you should know that by the age of 60 a prostrate can reach the size of a lemon, and by 80 the size of a baseball. If you feel any uncomfortability or feel that something is not quite right regarding your prostate we suggest going to the doctor and making sure your prostate is healthy.
As you grow older the prostate does continue to grow, this is normal. However, in older age you become more susceptible to prostate problems so a checkup at your local medical center is always recommended.

For anymore questions, please feel free to ask here at oneHOWTO.
Sir, I'm suffering from prostrate engagement.according to my report 40x50x44 mm . So, according to this I'm 59 years old do I need for surgery or what should be normal size. Pls reply me as soon as possible.

Don't panic. I'm 69 and my prostate was 148gm three years ago and I am only now considering surgery. Surgery is not based on size, it is based on symptoms. Cancer, or course, is an obvious reason. Difficult, painful, or frequent urination can be dealt with through drugs, with surgery as a last resort.
Sagar kc
My prostateis 31cm how to treatment & is it so high
OneHowTo Editor
You should visit your doctor to find the underlying cause of the pain, as there may be other reasons why your testicles hurt. In the meantime, you can try these home remedies too:
Hope this helps
sobhi hajjar
please can you tell the normal size for prostate
OneHowTo Editor
As it says in the article, the normal size of a prostate is 4cm X 3 cm on average.
Hope this helps
davender chauhan
prostate normal size in mm
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