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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Proctitis (Overview)

A condition where inflammation of the rectum causes bleeding, pain, and occasionally mucus excretion.


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I have a proctitis. How did I get it?

I have a proctitis. How did I get it?

Proctitis causes are: 1 idiopathic proctitis when no cause is found 2 anal sex with multiple patrners 3 auti immune proctitis in ulcerative colitis and crohns disease 4 sexually transmitted disease chlamydia and lymphogranuloma venereum 5radiation for cancer cervix and prostate can not say in your case without detailed history , physical exam and if needed biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
119 doctors shared insights

Proctitis (Overview)

A condition where inflammation of the rectum causes bleeding, pain, and occasionally mucus excretion.


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What are the symptoms of proctitis?

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. ...Read more

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Can I lead a normal life if I am diagnosed with proctitis or ulcerative colitis?

Can I lead a normal life if I am diagnosed with proctitis or ulcerative colitis?

Yes provided: The correct diagnosis is made, and treatment initiated to get a remission, and then maintenance therapy and regular follow up should allow you to have a normal existence. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ulcerative proctitis?

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. ...Read more

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Can anal masturbation cause proctitis?

Can anal masturbation cause proctitis?

Yes: Deep penetration with a hard object could certainly cause rectal injury and if recurrent could lead to some chronic inflammation. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for ulcerative proctitis?

Yes: There are several treatments available for proctitis the most effective of which is probably Mesalamine suppositories or enemas. ...Read more

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What are the different types of proctitis treatments?

What are the different types of proctitis treatments?

Depends on the etiol: And response to certain treatments. Treatments involve office procedures where formalin soaked dressing is applied to affected areas to special suppositories to enemas. High fiber diet is also recommended to avoid diarrhea and constipation which can make the proctitis worse. Its usually managedby colorectal surgeons or GI docs. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure for proctitis?

Depends: Depends on the kind of proctitis - infectious/inflammatory - radiation induced/etc - medical treatment is safe. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC treatment for non-infectious proctitis?

What is the best OTC treatment for non-infectious proctitis?

Sure it's proctitis?: Anal/rectal pain & swelling may be an indication of underlying disease--fissure, proctitis, fistula, abscess. Hemorrhoids may be exacerbated by increased pelvic congestion. Rectal prolapse is a outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious vs less concerning reasons for symptoms before attempting treatment & missing diagnosis. ...Read more