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Loss of Control of Urine in Women

If you have stopped having menstrual periods, your loss of urine control may 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. You should talk with your doctor about this. There are creams and other medicines that may be able to help.


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