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Estrogen for Treatment of Recurrent UTIs

December 8, 2014

Why do I need vaginal estrogen before surgery? Vaginal estrogen in cream or pill form is often prescribed to post-menopausal women before vaginal surgeries. Estrogen is a hormone made predominantly by the ovaries. Under the influence of estrogen, the vaginal lining has a thicker cellular wall. When estrogen production decreases around the time of menopause, this results in a thinning […]

Are My Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections Caused by Prolapse?

March 11, 2013

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder, ureters (the tubular connection between the kidneys and the bladder) or kidneys. A UTI occurs when bacteria travels into the urethra and up the urinary tract. UTI symptoms may include urinary urgency, frequency, and painful urination. In cases of more severe […]

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