What are the symptoms of female prostate cancer?
- painful or frequent urination, or if it’s difficult to pass urine.
- blood in your urine, or passing blood from your urethra.
- painful sexual intercourse.
- feeling of pressure behind the pubic bones.
- abnormal menstrual cycle, or sudden changes to your menstrual cycle.
What is female prostate? Women have glandular tissue below the bladder and surrounding the urethra that appears to be homologous to the male prostate. This tissue (also called “female prostate” or Skene’s glands) appears to the source of a viscous, white secretion, which exits from the urethra upon sexual stimulation in some women.
Where is the prostate located on a woman? In women, the prostate gland, although generally smaller than the male prostate, also surrounds the urethra, close to the urethral opening. The great sensitivity comes not from what is on the upper wall of the vagina but from glands and ducts behind the vaginal wall.
Can a woman have prostate problems? Women can develop cancer in the Skene’s glands and, given the structures’ similarity to the prostate, the condition is sometimes referred to as “female prostate cancer.” It’s extremely rare, but it can occur. One older study found that prostate cancer in women accounted for just 0.003% of all genital cancers.