Weill Cornell Medicine Urology
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Urogenital Atrophy

Urogenital Atrophy

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Richard Lee

Dr. Richard Lee, MD MBA, completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University and his MD/MBA in Healthcare Management at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School. He completed his surgical internship and urology residency at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He completed his fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, and Neurourology at both Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, after which he was appointed to the full-time faculty at Cornell in July 2011.

Urogenital Atrophy - Treatment Options

The most effective treatment for urogenital atrophy is low-dose vaginal estrogen replacement. This topical estrogen comes in a variety of preparations including a cream, suppository, and intravaginal ring. It is important to be aware that low-dose vaginal estrogen replacement is NOT the same as systemic estrogen replacement therapy used to treat hot flashes and bone loss.

Urogenital Atrophy - Risks & Causes

Urogenital atrophy typically occurs due to declining estrogen levels in menopause. However, decreased estrogen stimulation of urogenital tissue can also occur in premenopausal women.

Urogenital Atrophy - Symptoms & Evaluation

Symptoms of urogenital atrophy include vaginal dryness, itching or irritation, pain with intercourse, recurrent urinary tract infections, urinary frequency and urgency, pale and thin vaginal skin, narrowing or shortening of the vagina, and other anatomical changes.

Brady Urologic Health Center

The Brady Urologic Health Center is located within an 8,000 square foot suite on the ninth floor of the Starr Pavilion at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is composed of a close-knit team of physicians, working together to provide treatment for the broad spectrum of urologic conditions.

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