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what are the early symptoms of ulcerative proctitis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Proctitis: Proctitis by definition is inflammation of the rectum of any cause. As you'd expect, defecation becomes painful & stool is usually mixed with pus, frank blood, &/ or clots. Proctitis may be due to inflammatory bowel disease, chemical or mechanical trauma, infection, ischemia of the rectosigmoid junction. Investigation at minimum requires at least sigmoidoscopy with biopsy & stool analysis.

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