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is cranberry juice good for 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It has no value for cramps, GI or menstrual.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
47 years experience Pediatrics
If large volume: Large volumes may loosen stools.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Helps uti: The acidification of urine acts as a preventive for recurrent urinary tract infections. Use cranberry juice not blend which contains sugar. Another UT ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Preventing UTI: Cranberry juice contains proanthocyanidins which interfere with bacteria adhhering to bladder lining. This significantly reduces the risk of bacteria ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Dosani
20 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI : It is sometimes considered in the setting of recurrent uti. Though its efficacy is not proven in clinical studies.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: & any attempts you make to flush your system with fluids will show up on test - as it looks at specific gravity of urine. Don't want weed in your sys ... Read More

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