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    Old 11-14-2008, 10:48 AM   #1
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    Question How much cranberry juice when you have bacteria in the urethra?

    I have a stinging in the urethra and the swab showed bacteria. But the stinging has already become weaker. The doc told me to wait a few days and see what happens. I heard that cranberry juice also helps. Does anybody know HOW MUCH juice you needed to drink every day for it to have an effect? And how long would you have to drink it?

     
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    Old 11-14-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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    Re: How much cranberry juice when you have bacteria in the urethra?

    I don't know how much juice you can drink. I personally don't like cranberry juice, but there are cranberry suplements you can take. I take a capsule of it once a day and I haven't had any problems since I started taking it (few years). I highly recommend it.

     
    Old 11-14-2008, 03:07 PM   #3
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    Re: How much cranberry juice when you have bacteria in the urethra?

    Hi, I've heard that capsules are ok.

    However, I spoke to my doc and she said that drinking the real 100% cranberry juice is the way to go......You can dilute it with other juice - i used orange or grape juice - so the taste was much improved. I drank 1 or 2 8 oz glasses per day - 1/2 cranberry and 1/2 other juice. It worked.....It's more expensive, but I think the benefits are worth it......

    best, c

     
    Old 11-15-2008, 06:06 AM   #4
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    Re: How much cranberry juice when you have bacteria in the urethra?

    I only have juice no capsules. I think juice might be better.

    How many millilitres is 8 oz? And how long did you drink the juice? Did you only drink it a few days or weeks or even months? The juice is pretty expensive.

     
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    Re: How much cranberry juice when you have bacteria in the urethra?

    At least a liter a day ...and more if you can. It gets to be kind of expensive.

     
    Old 11-15-2008, 07:44 AM   #6
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    Re: How much cranberry juice when you have bacteria in the urethra?

    a liter pure cranberry juice?!

    Oh my. I thought maybe 100ml a day or something like that. A liter pure juice costs at least 12 $.

    By the way I read that cranberry JUICE can cause kidney stones, ever heard about that?

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    Re: How much cranberry juice when you have bacteria in the urethra?

    i drank 1 or 2 12 oz glasses per day for about a week. my symptoms went away at that point....i did half and half with cranberry juice and a sweeter juice to make it easier to drink, as I indicated in the earlier post.

    12 oz is about 1.5 cups.

    i think it works and the litre of real cranberry at $12 is worth it if you spread it over a week.....

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    Re: How much cranberry juice when you have bacteria in the urethra?

    Okay thanks. You really gotta mix this stuff cause it's very sour.

     
    Old 11-16-2008, 07:10 AM   #9
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    Re: How much cranberry juice when you have bacteria in the urethra?

    good luck. don't worry about the kidney stones - it's not like you are drinking a bottle a day for a year or anything.

    i hope it works. it's a great way to deal with mild infections.

    best, c

     
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