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A 35-year-old female asked:

Been hearing a lot about drinking cranberry juice to prevent uti's...is this true? i am very prone to them for an unknown reason...

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Dr. Milton Mintz
A Verified Doctoranswered
68 years experience
My pt's seem to: Believe it does.! fluid can't hurt!- if you get uti's frequently you should get urine culture ; sensitivity ; treatment.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Maybe: Studies are not consistent with some suggesting benefit and others finding no benefit. Theoretically, cranberry juice may work because it contains a substance that inhibits the ability of bacteria to attach to cells that line the urinary tract. There is no reason not to try it.

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