A 22-year-old male asked:
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does drinking cranberry juice really cure a uti? if so how much do i half to drink of it? how can i get rid of a possible uti without going to the dr?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Cranberry juice...: ...wont help. For several years it was believed cranberry could prevent or cure UTIs, but recent research shows no significant benefit. You may not have UTI anyway. UTI is rare in males your age (22). STDs are more likely causes of painful or urgent urination in young males; it's an STD for sure if you also have urethral discharge. Don't cut corners; you need to see a doctor ASAP. Good luck.
Answered on Oct 8, 2016
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