What is atrophic urethritis?

What is atrophic urethritis?

Atrophic Urethritis is urethra vulvar tissue thinning, which may be caused by a decrease in estrogen during menopause. This may cause chronic dysuria and an increased incidence of urinary tract infections.

Does atrophic vaginitis affect the bladder?

The urinary tract is also affected by postmenopausal declining estrogen, which may lead to thinning of the bladder and urethral linings and possibly cause chronic dysuria and an increased incidence of urinary tract infections.

Can a urologist diagnose vaginal atrophy?

Atrophic vaginitis, or vaginal atrophy, is a condition that urologists most often diagnosed in women who are already in menopause, but it may also occur at other stages of a woman’s life.

What is GSM gynecology?

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is the new term for vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). Oestrogen deficiency symptoms in the genitourinary tract are bothersome in more than 50% of women, having an adverse impact on quality of life, social activity and sexual relationships.

Can vaginal atrophy cause kidney infections?

As the bacteria concentration in your genital region increases (often due to weakening of the vaginal walls,) your urethra may thin, allowing bacteria easier access to your bladder. For these reasons, urinary tract infections (bladder infections and/or kidney infections) are more common as women age.

Can you get a yeast infection in your urethra?

These infections occur when the yeast populations in the vagina grow to greater numbers than normal. This increase in yeast leads to inflammation of the urethra, which in turn could result in urination becoming more painful.

How do you know if your urethra is infected?

Infections in the bladder or urethra often have the following symptoms:

  1. pelvic pressure.
  2. frequent and urgent need to urinate.
  3. blood in the urine.
  4. painful urination.
  5. lower abdominal pain.
  6. burning during urination.
  7. dark or cloudy urine.
  8. foul-smelling urine.

Why do I have a bad smell in my vagina?

Causes. Trichomoniasis — a sexually transmitted infection — also can lead to vaginal odor. Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections usually don’t cause vaginal odors. Neither do yeast infections. Generally, if you have vaginal odor without other vaginal symptoms, it’s unlikely that your vaginal odor is abnormal.

What is vaginal odor and how do you treat it?

What Is Vaginal Odor? Vaginal odor is the smell that your vagina—and usually your discharge—gives off. A certain amount of vaginal odor is normal, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). But if the odor is strong and noticeable, it’s possible that you have an infection or other problem, ACOG says.

What are the different types of vaginal odor?

Different Types of Vaginal Odor While there is some variation with normal vaginal odor, smells that are a tip-off that something is wrong can generally be divided into three camps: fishy odors, zoo-like smells, and yeasty scents. If you’re dealing with a fishy scent… It could be a sign of bacterial vaginosis.

Is it normal for my vagina to have a fishy smell?

It’s normal for your vagina to have a slight odor given it’s an opening to the interior of the body, but a strong vaginal smell, such as a fishy vaginal odor, could indicate a bigger problem and should be checked out with your physician.