Urologic Dysfunction After Menopause Topic Guide
Urologic Dysfunction After Menopause: Urologic conditions that can occur around the time a woman goes through menopause include bladder control problems, bladder prolapse (descent of the bladder into the vagina), and urinary tract infections. Diagnosis of urologic problems may include urinalysis, microscopy of the urine, and urine culture. Treatment may include behavioral modification, medication, and surgery.
Overactive Bladder Overactive bladder (OAB) is a type of urinary incontinence. Causes include urinary tract infection, kidney and bladder stones, bladder tumors, diabetic neuropathy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, dementia, and Parkinson's disease. Nocturia, urinary urgency, and urinary frequency are symptoms. Treatment will likely include a combination of behavioral therapy and medication.