A female asked:
i have drank cranberry juice to help treat a uti but it seems to make the pain worse when i go to urinate, is this normal? i think i have a uti cause the symptoms seem to be the same as last time but i know it could be a yeast infection which i have never
2 doctor answers
Dr. Laura McMullen answered
21 years experience Pediatrics
You : You need to see your doctor. Even though some studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections, once you have the infection, you need to be treated with antibiotics. If you are having worsening pain, it may not only be a worsening infection, but it is also important to rule out kidney diseases such as a stone or nephritis or another type of infection such as a yeast infection or sexually transmitted disease. These may need other treatments besides antibiotics or different antibiotics.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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