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Should having a prostate infection stop me from going ahead with a total hip replacement surgery?

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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

If the infection has been treated with antibiotics and is resolving you are probably okay.
If not, the surgery should be postponed until the condition has been treated. More importantly, you should be evaluated for the cause of the infection and treated appropriately by a urologist.

In brief: Maybe

If the infection has been treated with antibiotics and is resolving you are probably okay.
If not, the surgery should be postponed until the condition has been treated. More importantly, you should be evaluated for the cause of the infection and treated appropriately by a urologist.
Dr. David Fisher
Dr. David Fisher
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Yes

Before elective surgery like knee replacement, all infections should be treated to prevent infection of the new implant.

In brief: Yes

Before elective surgery like knee replacement, all infections should be treated to prevent infection of the new implant.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology

In brief: Yes

Before any implant surgery, all evidence of infection should be cleared.
A mild prostatitis without fevers or bacteria in the urine should clear with antibiotics and not delay surgery. A raging infection with fevers, bacteria in the urine and blood must be treated with major antibiotics to prevent seeding of the new joint.

In brief: Yes

Before any implant surgery, all evidence of infection should be cleared.
A mild prostatitis without fevers or bacteria in the urine should clear with antibiotics and not delay surgery. A raging infection with fevers, bacteria in the urine and blood must be treated with major antibiotics to prevent seeding of the new joint.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
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