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Loss of Control of Urine in Women

Gradual onset of incontinence can be related to menopause.

With menopause, a woman has much less estrogen production. Estrogen helps to keep the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the bladder) strong with a smooth lining. The loss of estrogen's positive effects on the urethra contributes to decreased urine control for some women.

  • Are you menopausal?

  • Did your loss of urine control begin gradually after you entered menopause?

  • Do you leak urine at times other than coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercising?

Yes, at least one of these is true for me.

No, none of these are true for me.

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