What is the prostate?

The prostate is a gland belonging to the male reproductive system. It produces and stores seminal fluid. The purpose of seminal fluid is to feed the sperm and forms part of semen.

The prostate is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It surrounds the upper part of the urethra, which is the tube that empties urine from the bladder. If the prostate becomes too enlarged, the flow of urine may slow down or even stop.