Does menopause affect urinary incontinence?

Yes. Some women have bladder control problems after they stop having periods (called menopause or change of life). After your periods end, your body stops making the female hormone estrogen (ES-truh-jun). Some experts think this loss of estrogen weakens the vaginal tissue.If you’re leaking urine, talk to your doctor about it. Your doctor can help you. See “How Do I Talk To My Doctor About Urinary Incontinence?”