A female asked:
Disclaimer

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
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cranberry Juice: can be used to help prevent a UTI. However, it will not actually treat an on-going UTI. Must use unsweetened Cranberry juice. Need to see your doctor.
Answered on Nov 14, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Yeast? UTI? STD?: Yeast might do this, but as you suggest yourself, it sounds more like a UTI. STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia also can cause similar symptoms, and it ca ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See answer: Vaginal yeast infection usually associated with whitish vaginal discharge, redness, vaginal irritation/burning/itching. If discharge mixes with the ur ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Urology consult: to rule out urethritis and or chronic cystitis. You will most likely require prolonged antibiotic therapy and ureteroscopy to look for infection or ob ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Musinski
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A : A yeast infection is possible however your symptoms are, (or rather were) more consistent with a urinary tract infection. Yeast vaginitis typically ca ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month