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Can prune juice worsen a bladder infection?

Can prune juice worsen a bladder infection?

Not likely to do so: Prune juice has quite a bit of fibers and roughage and is known to help with constipation. It may not have the best of taste, but I don't believe it causes any harm unless you are allergic to it. Ripe plumps are really good--yum yum.
Otc products such as Azo can help reducing bladder infection symptoms but will not treat it. So if you have trouble, consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Well,: There are some reports that drinking of cranberry juice could help prevent bacteria from developing into an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

Can cranberry juice take a bladder infection away?

No: Cranberry juice contains substances which interfere with bacteria adhering to bladder wall and thus reduce the incidence of recurrent bladder infections. It is not an antibiotic and thus can not treat an established bladder infection. There are many so called cranberry tablets or caplets, but very few list amount of active ingredient. Ellura does & proven effective in a 1st class scientific study. ...Read more

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What kind of cranberry juice is useful for a bladder infection?

What kind of cranberry juice is useful for a bladder infection?

Prevention: Would use juice with less sugar for prevention. Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They are also reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Does cranberry juice really help with bladder infections? Why? Thanks

Does cranberry juice really help with bladder infections? Why? Thanks

Yes: It has to do some chemicals in cranberry juice basicay being a natural antibiotic for common bacteria causing UTI's. maybe it gets concentrated in the urine as its excreted by the body. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I do not have cranberry juice, is there any other home remedies for a bladder infection?

What to do if I do not have cranberry juice, is there any other home remedies for a bladder infection?

Water & antibiotics: Prescribed by your doctor. There are no home remedies which can kill the bacteria which cause bladder infections. Neither is cranberry juice, it is effective to as a preventative of future bladder infections. Don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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I understand that if you feel signs of a bladder infection you should drink cranberry juice. Is it true?

I understand that if you feel signs of a bladder infection you should drink cranberry juice. Is it true?

Not necessarily.: Find out if there is an actual bladder infection. If you have a bladder infection then the cranberry juice is not likely to help as it is used for prevention - not for treatment. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. Antibiotics are used to treat bladder infections. ...Read more

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It seems I probably have a bladder infection out of nowhere. Little sore down there before I go and after. Can cranberry juice help sometimes help?

It seems I probably have a bladder infection out of nowhere. Little sore down there before I go and after. Can cranberry juice help sometimes help?

Not A Treatment: Urinary tract infections are caused by bacterial growth in the bladder/urinary tract; are treated w/ choice antibiotics based on susceptibility of bacteria. While it is possible for a bladder infection to clear on its own, it is more likely that your symptoms will worsen, or reappear in the near future without proper treatment. Cranberry juice is NOT an effective treatment. See your doctor now. ...Read more

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Will cranberry juice help a kidney / bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Will cranberry juice help a kidney / bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Not really: Some people believe so, but studies have not shown that, so there is no proof for that in medical literature. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice help stop a kidney or bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Can cranberry juice help stop a kidney or bladder infection until you get to the doctor?

Perhaps: Drink water, about 64 ozs a day to keep high urine flow rates. Cranberry juice purportedly helps but this has not been shown to be superior to antibiotics in medical studies. ...Read more

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What remedy is good for a bladder infection other than drinking water, and cranberry juice.?

What remedy is good for a bladder infection other than drinking water, and cranberry juice.?

Antibiotics: If doing all of the above fails, then antibiotics are warranted to prevent the infection from getting worse and spreading to the kidneys or blood stream. Untreated urinary tract infections can become very serious especially if the person has other medical conditions such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Will cranberry juice help with bladder infection tell you go see your doctor? When should start worrying about your bladder infection?

Will cranberry juice help with bladder infection tell you go see your doctor? When should start worrying about your bladder infection?

UTI: Cranberry juice for UTI is an old wives tale. It has been shown that to acidify your urine enough to inhibit bacterial growth you would have to drink a volume of cranberry juice so large that you would be more likely to drown than affect your uti. You should be seen by a doctor and treated appropriately now because without that it may progress and produce more severe issues. ...Read more

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Can a 5-month pregnant woman drink cranberry juice to help her bladder infection?

Can a 5-month pregnant woman drink cranberry juice to help her bladder infection?

Myth: It is impossible to drink enough cranberry juice (or consume cranberry supplements) to prevent an UTI. Unfortunately this is only a myth with no medical foundation. ...Read more

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How much cranberry juice should you drink to prevent bladder infection/urinary tract infection?

How much cranberry juice should you drink to prevent bladder infection/urinary tract infection?

Unknown: It is really unknown how much to drink, the first problem we have is that we do believe that cranberry juice help on UTI and there are scientific reasons to support that, but clinical studies did not confirm that, so we really don't know, but since it cranberry juice is safe we sometimes recommend it, the mentioned negative studies evaluated 8 ounces 27% juice. ...Read more

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Hi doc can my pregnant girlfriend drink mist pot cit while being 8months pregnant instead of cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Hi doc can my pregnant girlfriend drink mist pot cit while being 8months pregnant instead of cranberry juice for bladder infection?

Antibiotics: If your girl friend is pregnant and has a bladder infection then she needs antibiotics. It is important to effective treat these infections in pregnancy ...Read more

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I am prone to kidney stones, infections and bladder infections. To prevent these things how much pure cranberry juice should I drink a day?

Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice and tablets have been recommended for uti's. It may or may not help. It is not recommended for kidney stones. For those two conditions the important thing is to maintain hydration, increase your water intake to keep your urine clear color. How much you drink depends on your size and metabolism. Empty your bladder frequently specially after intercourse, avoid vaginal infections. ...Read more

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If I am trying to conceive and have a mild uti/bladder infection, can I drink pure cranberry juice or will it kill sperm?

If I am trying to conceive and have a mild uti/bladder infection, can I drink pure cranberry juice or will it kill sperm?

Cranberry juice is: Not going to harm sperm. Letting a "light uti" turn into a big problem is not good for anyone. ...Read more

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Can vaginitis and a bladder infection delay s cycle?

Can vaginitis and a bladder infection delay s cycle?

Not usually: See your gyn so your gyn can evaluate why u are late the 1st thing to r/o is preg. ...Read more

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My doctor has diagnosed me as (possible m.S.) I am having problems with constant bladder infections. Why does my urine feel heavy, smell awful, ?

My doctor has diagnosed me as (possible m.S.) I am having problems with constant bladder infections. Why does my urine feel heavy, smell awful, ?

Chronic UTI: Multiple sclerosis and other neurologic issues may adversely impact on bladder functioning. This may lead to include bladder emptying, recurrent uti's, and increased back pressure on the kidneys. You should see a urologist and a neurologist. You need urine testing, renal and bladder ultrasound and you may need your bladder function tested with urodynamics. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Plenty of fluids: Drink plenty of fluids especially water as this decreases bacterial count. Cranberry juice helps prevent some bladder infections. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Not the best: Although cranberry juice and similar supplements may reduce the risk of an infection. However, it is best to treat an active infection by seeing your primary care doctor and treat it with antibiotics and plenty of water. ...Read more

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Can u get bladder infection frm a lake?

Can u get bladder infection frm a lake?

UTI: Unusual, but could potentially occur under unique circumstances. Would need more info to respond accurately. Usually utis in women are from bacteria present in the vaginal barrel and perineum (labia, etc.). They get there from the stool, and because women have a short urethra (tube from bladder out) infection is much easier than in men. ...Read more

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What can I do about a bladder infection?

What can I do about a bladder infection?

Treat appropriately.: Bladder infections are caused by bacteria which need to be treated by an appropriate antibiotic. First, see you physician and provide a urine sample for urinalysis and culture. This will confirm that you have an actual infection, then provide the doctor with the antibiotic that will clear the infection. Drink plenty of fluids, void frequently. Take the medication exactly as directed. ...Read more

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What can cause a bladder infection usually?

What can cause a bladder infection usually?

Bacteria.: Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidney. E. Coli is the most common cause, which is usually found in the colon but can contaminate the urine since the urethra and anus are in such close proximity. Infections are cleared with antibiotics, and should be confirmed by urine culture. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. William Harris
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Bladder Infection (Definition)

Caused by bacteria multiplying in bladder. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, burning sensation during urination & foul smelling urine. Cause inflammation ...Read more