Is Cranberry Juice the same as Grape Juice?

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80sChick
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   Posted 7/18/2010 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys!
I've been having some bladder problems recently and have been drinking a lot of cranberry juice. It seems to have the same laxative effect as grape juice on my ostomy. Is it the same?
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/18/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
It's the sugar content. Have you tried cranberry pills? They might be a little less cleansing!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


Bay Area Guy
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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Any juice is going to do that to you. Speaking from first hand experience, I can tell you apple juice sure does and, as the previous poster said, it's the sugar, not the type of juice.

Brian84
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   Posted 7/19/2010 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
This may not help with your question, but have you tried the Cran-Grape juice from Ocean Spray? I've been drinking this since 18 and it was introduced to me in the hospital. As a matter of fact, I just got done with a glass.
I think that it makes my ostomy a little more watery but could also be the food I ate.

honestwoman50
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   Posted 7/19/2010 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
80sChick
  I don't think so ...cranberry juice is really good for baldder problems...has healiing qualities in those.....  Always seemed to help me when I was younger....good luck.
 
Leslie
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  1984 Tubligation  1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor    
1993 Gallbladder Removed  1997 Hysterectomy  1998 Carpol Tunnel 
 1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5  
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
 2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
 2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
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80sChick
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   Posted 7/19/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys...I guess my question was just more along the lines of "can you use cranberry juice for blockages like you can use grape juice?" I understand they are different. It's just that they always sing the praises of grape juice for ostomates, but is it really only grape juice that can do it, or will any sugary juice work?
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/19/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Personally, I don't use grape juice...If I suspect a sbo I either drink a strong cup of coffee or ginger ale...and I better knock on wood!!!!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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