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Frequent urinating.


Re: Frequent urinating.

Hi Munchkin

Thanks for posting

It sounds as though this is quite disruptive to your daily activities.

Menopausal symptoms such as bladder problems can be a natural consequence of the menopause due to reduced oestrogen levels.  However, for some people bladder problems may be a side effect of hormone treatment for breast cancer such as exemestane.  

It sounds as if you have been having hormone treatment for some time so it would be best to talk to your GP, or treatment team if you are still under hospital follow up,  about this recent problem of needing to urinate frequently.  They may want to check if you have a urine infection.

In the absence of a urine infection, some women find that pelvic floor exercises improve bladder control. Sometimes, GP’s can make a referral to a specialist physiotherapist if appropriate.

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Frequent urinating.

hi, I’m 58yrs old, was diagnosed with BC nearly 5yrs ago, my medication at the minute is exemestane and aldrenic acid for bone strength. This while back I feel I’m constantly needing to go to the loo to urinate, I’ve read that the menopause can cause this, lack of oestrogen and weakness in the bladder, is there anything my GP can prescribe for this, it’s driving me crazy! Especially if I’m out shopping trying to find a toilet every half hour.