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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?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Bleeding After Menopause
- Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
- Blood in the Urine in Women
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Frequent Urination in Women
- Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Women
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Never Started Menstrual Periods
- Painful Menstrual Cramps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
- Vaginal Sores and Lumps
- When Menstrual Periods Stop
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