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Can cranberry juice take away gall bladder stones?

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Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
No: There are certain medications (bile salt resins) that have been used to dissolve retained common bile duct stones and gallstones(if <3) (cholesterol type) in the past, however stones would reoccur when the meds were stopped.Cranberry juice should not have any effect. Surgery(laparoscopic) is the treatment of choice.

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