While cranberry juice is not a stone treatment, it is recommended for general urinary health. Cranberry juice is excellent in helping to prevent urinary tract infections. However, the University of Maryland
Medical Center states that cranberry juice might encourage the development of certain types of kidney stones.
Small kidney stones may pass on their own without invasive treatment. Larger stones can cause severe pain and damage. These stones need more aggressive treatment. The University of Maryland Medical Center suggests that one treatment option might be the use of shock waves to break the large stone into smaller stones, which could then be passed through the body through the urine. In some cases, surgery is the best option to bring relief and resolution of the entire stone.Learn more about Gastrointestinal Issues