Effect of anovulatory drugs on the human urinary tract and urinary tract infections

Joseph N. Corriere, Edward E. Wallach, John J. Murphy, Celso Ramon Garcia

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Forty-four women using either Demulen, Dela-droxate, or an intrauterine device for contraceptive purposes were studied for urinary tract disorders. Excretory urograms and serum creatinines were performed before contraception was initiated and thereafter at six-cycle intervals. Monthly urine specimens were cultured and examined cytologically. No effect on the urinary tract was noted by X-ray studies and the creatinines all remained normal. Cytologic studies also revealed no abnormalities. The incidence of positive urine cultures was 6.8% initially and 11% during the course of study. Only one woman developed symptoms of infection. A review of the urograms of patients followed in the Family Planning Clinic indicated that dilatation of the upper urinary tract cannot be attributed to anovulatory drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1970
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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