What Does Prostate Feel Like?

What does the prostate gland feel like?

The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system and is about the size and shape of a walnut. It is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. A prostate nodule is a firm area that may appear on the prostate gland. It is raised and hard and feels like the knuckle on a finger.

How do I know if I found my prostate?

Prostate Tests

Digital rectal examination (DRE): A doctor inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum and feels the prostate. A DRE can sometimes detect an enlarged prostate, lumps or nodules of prostate cancer, or tenderness from prostatitis.

How can you detect an enlarged prostate at home?


  • Digital rectal exam. The doctor inserts a finger into the rectum to check your prostate for enlargement.
  • Urine test. Analyzing a sample of your urine can help rule out an infection or other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
  • Blood test.
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

What are the 5 warning signs of prostate cancer?

What Are the Five Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer?

  1. A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation.
  2. Frequent urination, particularly at night.
  3. Difficulty stopping or starting urination.
  4. Sudden erectile dysfunction.
  5. Blood in urine or semen.