How big can a prostate get

The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut when a man is in his 20s. By the time he is 40, it may have grown slightly larger, to the size of an apricot. By age 60, it may be the size of a lemon. The enlarged prostate can press against the bladder and the urethra. This can slow down or block urine flow.

What are the signs of a large prostate?

Signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate include: Difficulty urinating. Constant urge to urinate. Increased urination at night. Weak urine stream. Dribbling at the end of urination.

How dangerous is having an enlarged prostate?

An enlarged prostate can be life-threatening. It can block the normal flow of urine out of the body, causing urine to back up into the kidneys. This can cause the kidneys to enlarge and not function properly. This can also cause a potentially life-threatening infection of the kidneys.

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.

What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

Symptoms of enlarged prostate can include: A weak or slow urinary stream. A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying. Difficulty starting urination. Frequent urination. Urgency to urinate. Getting up frequently at night to urinate.

How dangerous is having an enlarged prostate?

An enlarged prostate can be life-threatening. It can block the normal flow of urine out of the body, causing urine to back up into the kidneys. This can cause the kidneys to enlarge and not function properly. This can also cause a potentially life-threatening infection of the kidneys.

What are the symptoms of a large prostate?

Symptoms of an enlarged prostate include: finding it difficult to start peeing. straining to pee. having a weak flow of urine. “stop-start” peeing. needing to pee urgently and/or frequently. needing to get up frequently in the night to pee.

What do you want to know about enlarged prostate?

An enlarged prostate, or BPH, is a common condition in men older than 40. The prostate is normally the size of a walnut. It may get larger because the number of cells increases. This kind of BPH is called benign prostatic hyperplasia. It may get larger because the cells you already have get bigger.

What are the symptoms of BPH?

Common signs and symptoms of BPH include: Frequent or urgent need to urinate. Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia) Difficulty starting urination. Weak urine stream or a stream that stops and starts. Dribbling at the end of urination. Straining while urinating. Inability to completely empty the bladder.