Estrogen and urethra

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Avatar f tn Many women have found relief applying estrace instead which contains estrogen and actually helps thicken and strengthen the vulvar skin. Sometimes, urethra irritation can be caused by tight pelvic muscles. A physical therapist who works with myofascial release can definitely help with this. You might want to check out the yahoo groups vulvar disorders and happy pelvis. There are a lot of women that deal with the same issues as you currently are.
Avatar f tn This is kind of an "add on" to my timeline. One of my issues has been a "spastic urethra". Nice, huh. It wakes me up in the am; just contracting and relaxing away, all on it's own. No urine leakage, ever. This has gone on for about two years. Had severe left side back pain about six months ago. Went to neuro in July. He did a cystoscopy. (I would rather give birth than do that again.
Avatar n tn I am 2 years out from diagnosis from estrogen positive breast cancer. A host of many other problems. Early menopause r/t endometriosis. I am 55 and hubby has cardio issues so no sex for almost 9 years. About 2-3 years ago I noticed that when I get into water, I leak urine. So no long baths, hot tubbing with friends or swimming in pools. Cystoscopy was good. Urologist said a little estrogen cream rubbed in "down there" would help with the lining of the urethra.
Avatar f tn Now I'm on several weeks of premarin cream because the doc thinks I'm low on estrogen. The redness and burning are now gone and things have plumped up down there. But I've also felt this uncomfortable pressure on my urethra over the past few months. I've also felt the urethra flutter a bit every so often. I had this happen when I was passing a kidney stone years ago, so it always makes me wonder if I have one when I feel that flutter.
Avatar f tn its just an irritation of the bladder..and with it being so close to the vagina, its not a surprise that the bladder and urethra can be affected. Actually when i have more sex with my partner, it seems less painful..dont know why that is but i see you find that too. What you could do to ease it is maybe concentrate more on foreplay. use toys...small ones at first and then maybe try bigger ones with lots of water-based lubricant...
Avatar f tn Prepubertal girls with urethral prolapse be treated with topical estrogen therapy. The distal urethra is estrogen-sensitive and may respond to treatment with estrogen, as in postmenopausal women with this problem. Sitz baths twice daily may also be helpful. Topical estrogen cream is applied twice daily after the sitz bath for two weeks, then the urethra is reexamined and treatment is continued if the prolapse has not resolved and is still present.
Avatar n tn The potassium sensitivity test is not 100% sensitive for IC - but the cystoscopy has already been done, ruling out structural lower GU abnormalities. Sometimes, vaginal dryness can lead to some of the symptoms, and an estrogen cream can be tried. At this time, I cannot think of any tests that would lead to more useful information. A referral to pain management, or a neurologist can be considered if the discomfort continues.
Avatar n tn I can't find any info on this condition which consists of yrgency and frequency of urination, I get up @6 times nightly, and go about 25 times a day help, and please tell me wher to find more information on this condition. ----------------------------- Dear Megan Thanks for your questions. Urgency and frequency are called irritative voiding symptoms. A physical exam and urinalysis should be performed at your doctors office.
Avatar f tn Hi! You're not alone! I've always had this feeling since I can remember!like you mentioned, the uncomfortable feeling is most prominent when I lay down or sit. And no pain associated at all, at least for me.if there is pain, I'm assuming it's a bigger health issue. Go see your doctor!
Avatar n tn Sometimes alochol triggers the aches. I used to get UTIs and took antibiotics and all was clear after 3 days but now theres no blood and no burning when I pee. I've been to doctors and theyve checked my urine about 18 times at least over the last 3 months, no growth but sometimes trace blood in urine . The docs dont know why I keep getting this discomfort and keep giving me antibiotics but this irritation keeps coming back.
Avatar f tn Symptom were frequent urination, vaginitis, many urinary tract infections. Doctor went in with scope and dye. He said he had to stretch urethra just to get scope in and that it is not pliable. I have had triple neg. breast cancer in 2011. Currently on antibiotics but he also wants me to use estrogen cream by rubbing on labia twice a week for 4 months. Will this be beneficial and safe since I have had cancer?
Avatar f tn So, after two months of creams and ointments and pills, I still am having symptoms (burning area on vulva right outside the vagina and urethra fluttering and a feeling of being swollen) so the Dr. put me on Premarin which is an estrogen cream. My question is if there are any natural or nutritional ways to up my estrogen levels so I don't have to stay on this cream the rest of my life. I googled "foods for low estrogen" and it came up with a long list.
Avatar f tn So she did order some tests where I found out I had a tilted uterus and a fibroid on my ovary so we were going to just watch that and check with my next check up in a year at this time I began having break through bleeding no matter what birth control pill I was on so the Dr. kept putting me on stronger and stronger birth control pills.
Avatar f tn I was without estrogen for some time in this year, and then I used local estrogen (Vagifem) and Vaginal balans. My vagina and vaginal atrium and urethra are in poor condition. I have also had osteopenia previously. And I have hypercalcemia, I should not use calcium pills. Could it be possible that I have cystitis or vaginitis? I hardly have any discharge from vagina. I had my first bacterial vaginitis in January this year. I had abnormal bleeding before it.
Avatar f tn Hi, Urethritis or swelling and inflammation of the urethra may be caused by bacteria or a virus as well as injury, sensitivity to the chemicals used in spermicides or contraceptive jellies, creams, or foams. The risk increases if you are in the reproductive years, or history of sexually transmitted diseases. On the other hand, trigonitis or inflammation of the vesical trigone region of the urinary bladder may present with bladder pain and urinary problems.
Avatar f tn However during surgery both my ureters were covered in scar tissue and attached to my bowel and one to the ovary. I also had laser residue on my bladder flap and so I am not sure what it was or if it was just adhesions but I no longer have those symptoms. It is also possible that you have IC (interstitial cystitis) which go hand in hand with Endo and I would think Adeno as well. So hearing you speak I would think its one or the other, scar tissue causing an obstruction or IC.
Avatar f tn This is a long way away for you, but I take on board your concerns. I am now 53 and use vaginal estrogen cream which helps to keep the tissues supple without taking HRT. Some ladies take HRT and this works for them as well, however, using the cream directly into the vagina is helpful if you can use this due to the estrogen receptors around this area including the bladder area.
Avatar f tn It is what lines the female sexual organs and urethra. If it is low, it could be the beginning of perimenopause and could definitely cause inflammation. I have more tests to run, but she has put me on some natural progesterone drops. If I need relief, I alternate 2 Aleve and 2 Tylenol every 2 hours. Some days are better than others, so I can stand the slight discomfort. All in all, I just want to feel normal again. This has been completely debilitating. I feel for all of you!
Avatar n tn Just started 2nd day of doxycycline and feeling no better - not sure when I would notice anything. No recent sexual activity. Gyn thinks it's estrogen deficiency and wants me to start vagifem, but I am questioning the acute onset of this?? Cannot detect any bladder spasms, but am extremely uncomfortable feeling like I always need to urinate. Notice it is particularly bad when lying down and on either side. Can only sleep on back.
Avatar n tn He also ran a test for a strange rare yeast and sent it to the lab. We will see. I'm very hopefully the estrogen will work, my skin feels like it needs some help rebuilding or healing. If not I'm to go see a vulva specialist. Any thing else you can tell me about your situation? How long did you try the estrogen, was it cream or oral?
Avatar n tn I have another appt with my OBGYN on 1-6, she is on vacation now. I will ask if I can have local estrogen and i don't care what it is, but i want something to numb it all so I can run again. Unit 3 weeks ago i ran 3-10 miles each day and now it hurts to walk or sit in any pants and I feel awful about myself and my health all around. Please, if anyone has had good luck with ANYTHING let us know.
Avatar f tn I've seen 2 doctors and 1 specialist, none have really told me anything and all tests always come back negative (I was tested for herpes as well.) Even the yeast cultures come back negative. I've been going to acupuncture for the last 2 months and the symptoms are decreasing, but at a very slow rate. I have taken Monistat, flagyl, cortizone (steroid) pills and cream and nothing has worked.
552235 tn?1215097402 I had surgery to raise my bladder and uterus off my urethra and the sling put in on the 17th of June 2008. It's now the 3rd of July and I still cannot urinate on my own without using an intermittent female catheter FR/12. I've incessantly called my doctor's office and they keep telling me that I need to be patient that it can take up to 3 weeks to go naturally on my own again. It's 16 days, a holiday weekend and I'm beginning to panic because I have a mini-vacation planned with money at stake.
Avatar m tn organs in the right place. Stretched my urethra...ugh. no better. said I had a stenosis and atrophy of the urethra. Gave me a script for Vesicare but told me to wait a few days to see how procedure goes. also mentioned estrogen Creme. I am miserable....what should I do?
Avatar m tn Two antibiotics later and no relief. In fact I now have this constant burning between the clitoris and urethra. It does not burn when I urinate, but burns when I stop and it definitely gets worse as the day goes on. It truly is mind numbing and debilitating. I have decided to stop the hormones for 2 days which is what the prescription states if you do not get a period...5 days off if you do.
Avatar f tn I though am slick, nothing upon opening my outer labia exists but two holes urethra and vagina. Inside my urethra however is a bulb sort of thing that gets stimulated at times.
Avatar n tn I think it must have something to do with the urethra. Doctors are NO help at all!! I try to tell my doc stuff like that and they think you are a crazy woman. I guess we should take matters into our own hands and do what comes natural.. sometimes "pushing" like you are pushing out a baby helps a little but you have to try not to be obvious when at work. This **** hurts.. there a hundred pills to make men have harder dicks,.. but women suffer on and on!