Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
139 Doctors are Online

Can anal fissures cause infection ?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 3163 Questions
I am thinking about having knee replacement surgery, can a anal fissure cause a infection?
Posted Tue, 8 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 45 minutes later

Thanks for the query.

Anal fissures generally don't cause infection. But it's a site that is susceptible to infections in a hospital setting. Most often, they are generally not treated by surgery but symptomatically.

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) is not be a contraindication due to anal fissures. One can symptomatically treat the fissures before undergoing TKR.

Hope I have answered your query. If there are any more concerns, I am available for follow ups.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor