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does cranberry juice help constipation

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
A little: Cranberry juice has sugar, which can help a little the way any juice can. Plus staying well hydrated is important. In regards to it's laxative power, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Call pediatrician: This really needs to be addressed by the pediatrician with a physical examination to determine the full extent of what is going on. I wouldn't even g ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Nelson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) Long term : Start dulcolax tabs at night for a few days as well as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 1 capful daily dissolved in water eat a healthy diet and avoid ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Juice has very low: risk. Hydration and fiber certainly are somewhat helpful. Non-absorbable sugars (miralax) are also low risk and often helpful.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Helps constipation: Sorbital, otherwise known as glucitol, is a type of sugar alcohol that loosens the stool and promotes regular bowel movement. Sorbital is abundant in ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Yes: Oils and juices can improve and relieve constipation. You should adjust your diet if the constipation is chronic by adding more vegetables and fruits ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Why should it?
A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
MOST JUICES CAN: Loosen you up, some will bind you up.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Can make cystitis irritation worse. Cranberry juice is only of use in preventing cystitis as it interferes with bacteria adhering to bladder lining. A ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Apple juice will do nothing beneficial or detrimental for a uti. Good luck.
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
It could: Any juice can result in some malabsorption for some people and result in diarrhea. Most cranberry juices are a mix of juices and may contain other sug ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Differ: Can help some with constipation
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Yes: Or prunes, drink plenty of water too.
A male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: Orange juice is a source of sugar and can make the diabetes worse. Although if someone has a low sugar due to too much insulin or too much diabetes m ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Not usually.: Orange juice does not usually help the bowels move properly. If it is just an occasional problem, you might want to consider prunes. In the long run, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Any: caffeine free/alcohol free fluid will help with constipation. 80-100 oz per day is recommended for someone with a sedentary life, more if you are acti ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Acidification: Cranberry juice is acidic and would not be a good choice for nausea. I suggest Chamomile tea hot or cool
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Can try: There has been little evidence in clinical trials of cranberry juice being an effective way to manage and treat urinary tract infections. Although th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects: Excess cranberry juice can cause loose stools/ diarrhea.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
May or may not help: Prunes/juice can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better in ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
fiber: A 2 1/8 inch plum (66 grams) has 30 calories ; 0.9 grams of dietary fiber which is 4% of daily value. The ^ fiber can have a laxative effect.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Some say it does: A lot people say it help prevent the urinary tract infection.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It has to do some chemicals in cranberry juice basicay being a natural antibiotic for common bacteria causing UTI's. maybe it gets concentrated in the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
47 years experience Pediatrics
No: No. Ulcer generally caused by excess gastric acid.

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