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Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1997 Jun;26(2):347-60.

The role of estrogen replacement therapy in the management of urinary incontinence and urinary tract infection in postmenopausal women.

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  • 1Department of Urology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA.


The hormonal changes associated with normal aging and menopause may contribute to the development of urinary disorders including both urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections. Estrogen replacement therapy has been used successfully in the treatment of both of these disorders in postmenopausal women. Although the selection of specific treatment modalities should be tailored to the individual patient, hormonal replacement should be considered a viable conservative treatment option for many older women with urinary complaints. Future research will help to delineate the most effective route of administration and type of estrogen used in treating these complaints.

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