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Can hormone flucuations during perimenopause cause bouts of urethritis causing red blood cells in urine culture and not a lot of white blood cells? if so what can I do to overcome this problem?

By Anonymous May 28, 2012 - 8:30pm
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Hi Anonymous,

According to our site, there are a variety of possible causes of urethritis that include:

herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, soaps or body powders, spermicides, vaginal infections, tight clothes, sexual activity, prolonged bike-riding, certain STDs, even catheterization, among others.

The article also states that "For older women, the urethra and bladder change after menopause due to a drop in estrogen (female sex hormone). Their tissues are more fragile, becoming thinner and drier."

For more information, please read our articles here:



Here is another very informational link:

The best thing to do would be to see a doctor so that the necessary tests and treatment can be done. 

I hope this helps. Keep us updated! 



May 29, 2012 - 6:29am
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