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is grapefruit juice a problem with urinary tract infections

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: There are some studies that have shown that drinking cranberry juice may reduce the risk of contracting a urinary tract infections. It should be noted ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Fairly effective: Well controlled placebo/cranberry juice trials have demonstrated a definite effect in preventing utis. Cranberries contain substances known as proanth ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Cranberry juice decreases risk of urine infections caused by certain bacteria such as e. Coli. You can still get urine infections by other organisms.
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Usually ineffective: Controlled studies in adults showed that cranberry juice has a modest suppressive effect only when ingested a large quantity. Certainly not for child ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Supposed to: Proanthocyanidins are a substance produced & contained by cranberries & are reported to reduce adherence of bacteria to the bladder lining & thus give ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Less sugar but same cranberry.
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Dr. Robert Harris
31 years experience Urogynecology
Probably: Wile many people believe that cranberry juice helps with bladder infections, there is little evidence to support this. However, it is the cranberry th ... Read More
Dr. Landi Halloran
22 years experience Internal Medicine
About cranberry: Cranberry juice and extract is able to decrease urine infections with e.Coli bacteria b/c it interferes with the bacteria's mechanism for sticking to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
UTI treatment ?: Cranberry juice may acidify the urine but will not "treat" a urinary tract infection. See your gyn physician for a urine culture and appropriate anti ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: The number one thing to do is to make that you are wiping front to back as this will help prevent utis. Also, if you are a diabetic you want to get ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Infections: Until they are treated.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
22 years experience Urology
Fluids, regular void: Copious fluid intake, frequent urination, post intercourse urination, possible daily prophylactic antibiotics.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
10 years experience Pediatrics
Anatomy.: The urethra is the tube that connects the bladder to the exterior of the body. Women have a shorter urethra than males, so bacteria have easier access ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
31 years experience Urogynecology
No : A UTI is an infection inside the bladder some bumps on your outside are not likely associated.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
22 years experience Urology
Please clarify....: To which disease are you referring? Can you please rephrase your question?

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