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Why is blood in the urine common in women over 50 and what

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Why is blood in the urine common in women over 50 and what is the most likely cause, if no infection or serious disease found.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 8 years ago.


Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. As women approach menopause the estrogen level decreases and tissues kept in top shape by estrogen can become thinner and subject to trauma. This includes not only vaginal tissue which is thinner and drier, but tissue in the urethra as well. Friction from intercourse can cause minor bleeding into the urine.