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how much cranberry juice drink to prevent kidney stones

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely!: There may be many stomach irritants: citrus, tomato, peppermint, spices, chocolate, splenda, etc. You have a double-whammy because you need to acidif ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Varun Verma
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely no: Is this an old problem ie. known in your medical history, or are you having acute flank pain/blood in your urine/ difficulty urinating / fevers right ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: The most deciding factor for stone passage is stone size. Generally speaking, a stone of 4 mm. So, ask Doc timely to decide when, what, and how to wai ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrolithiasis: Kidney stones in women are unusual (men to women, 9 to 1). Infection with kidney stones is a very serious combination of problems. You need to see a u ... Read More
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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience Urology
Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice and tablets have been recommended for uti's. It may or may not help. It is not recommended for kidney stones. For those two conditions ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajai Sawhney
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Vodka.Cranberry juic: There are better alternatives.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajai Sawhney
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Vodka: The alcohol content of vodka may numb the pain of passing a kidney stone but there are better options. I don't think cranberry juice has been shown t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Water is best: 2 glasses of water with each meal & some in between for about 10 glasses/day.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure: I haven't come across any study that shows prevention of kidney stones with above. If you are having recurrent stones, will need to make sure that you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: Overall, because it contains antioxidants, green tea is a great addition to your diet. However, hydration is an important factor in keeping your kidn ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Ask urologist: If your stones are a particular kind then you can modify your diet. Drink plenty of water with the next pregnancy.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
14 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See a doc right away: If it is really an infection, cranberry juice would not help. Medical studies have clearly established that is inferior to antibiotics. Get tested and ... Read More

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