Risk of fissures causing bacterial infection

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Risk of fissures causing bacterial infection

Postby Hip hip » 19 Oct 2023, 07:04

What is the likelihood of chronic anal fissures resulting in a bacterial infection?
Any tips on how to prevent a bacterial infection?
Reason I ask is so an informed decision can be made on getting treatment ahead of prosthetic joint (hip replacement) and the risk of a skin bacterial infection getting into bloodstream to infect the prosthetic hip.
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Re: Risk of fissures causing bacterial infection

Postby Hazey123 » 21 Oct 2023, 02:23

Hi hip hip
I’m no doctor but I think this is highly unlikely… lots of us on here have lived with a fissure for ages with no infection problems. I would think fissure surgery followed by a hip replacement would be a nasty combination! Wishing you all the best
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Re: Risk of fissures causing bacterial infection

Postby mac93 » 22 Oct 2023, 10:36

He said based on where my fissure is it's not going to heal on it's own or at least very unlikely. It's basically a small hole on the outside and it just can't close up.
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Re: Risk of fissures causing bacterial infection

Postby Hazey123 » 22 Oct 2023, 11:22

What is your doctors plan for treatment? These things are very tricky to heal on their own I can testify to that!!
AF following skin tag surgery Feb 2022
GTN ointment
sigmoidoscopy & EUA Sept 2022 no fissure found
2nd opinion Jan 2023 fissure diagnosed, diltiazem - allergic
recommended Botox Fissurectomy
3rd opinion - dilation 2x per day plus GTN ….
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Re: Risk of fissures causing bacterial infection

Postby Rich44 » 23 Oct 2023, 16:32

mac93 wrote:He said based on where my fissure is it's not going to heal on it's own or at least very unlikely. It's basically a small hole on the outside and it just can't close up.
I have never heard a doctor say this. Is this a colorectal surgeon telling you this?
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Still healed as of April 2024
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