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A 31-year-old male asked:

Can cranberry juice irritate my gastritis i have kidney stones they told me to drink this to help with the stone?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Absolutely!: There may be many stomach irritants: citrus, tomato, peppermint, spices, chocolate, splenda, etc. You have a double-whammy because you need to acidify your urine (hopefully a recommendation based on analysis of a stone your submitted!). If this is the case, find other compounds that may help your kidney stone condition. If you haven't caught a stone for analysis, then don't just go on a whim!
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