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My mum suffered from radiation proctitis for about 9 months already. Is there any cure or treatment? And any food restrictions?

My mum suffered from radiation proctitis for about 9 months already. Is there any cure or treatment? And any food restrictions?

CONSIDER THIS: Unfortunately radiation proctitis is a side effect of pelvic radiation. If local therapy has failed, consider this option in which I have seen results. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Ask your doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Proctitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the lining of the rectum, which causes painful bowel movements, continuous sensations of needing to have a bowel movement, and blood and ...Read more


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Is argon plasma coagulation treatment useful for radiation proctitis and is it dangerous? Does it bring any side effects?

Is argon plasma coagulation treatment useful for radiation proctitis and is it dangerous? Does it bring any side effects?

Treatment of choice: Apc is the treatment of choice for complicated radiation proctitis not responding to medications. It is very safe, but like any procedures can have sid effects such as infection an increased bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for proctitis radiation?

FIrst: Prevention. Appropriate targets and dose limits; 2nd: anusol-hc suppositories for tenesmus, mucoid discharge. If blood, endoscopy and coagulation of bleeding vessels. These events usually occur after radiotherapy, adn bleeding i said to peak at 3 years post xrt. In theliterature and my practice, this is not common. Bleeding about 3-5 events in 100. ...Read more

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Would 2-3x yr bleeding hemorroids & bloody nose, radiation caused proctitis (APC treated), wet AMD, prior Ileus & ecoli infection (from colon resection) create risk of infection for Total Shoulder Replacement surgery or future joint infection?

Would 2-3x yr bleeding hemorroids & bloody nose, radiation caused proctitis (APC treated), wet AMD, prior Ileus & ecoli infection (from colon resection) create risk of infection for Total Shoulder Replacement surgery or future joint infection?

Extensive Medical: histories like yours are beyond the scope of what a HealthTap Doctor can helpfully and responsibly manage. If you are needing the procedure, the best sources for your answers are the surgeon, anesthesiologist and your treating physicians. That said, any prior medical issues can frequently interfere with what are generally considered minor procedures so the short answer is yes. ...Read more

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What are some proctitis remedies?

What are some proctitis remedies?

FIrst: Prevention. Appropriate targets and dose limits; 2nd: anusol-hc suppositories for tenesmus, mucoid discharge. If blood, endoscopy and coagulation of bleeding vessels. These events usually occur after radiotherapy, adn bleeding i said to peak at 3 years post xrt. In theliterature and my practice, this is not common. Bleeding about 3-5 events in 100. ...Read more

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Are proctitis and thrombosis linked?

Are proctitis and thrombosis linked?

No: Proctitis is inflammation about the rectum and anal canal. Thrombosis is blood clot within veins. Hemorrhoidal veins can become thrombosed and the resultant inflammation, itching can mimic proctitis. ...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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Are proctitis & thrombosis linked somehow?

Are proctitis & thrombosis linked somehow?

FIrst: Prevention. Appropriate targets and dose limits; 2nd: anusol-hc suppositories for tenesmus, mucoid discharge. If blood, endoscopy and coagulation of bleeding vessels. These event. In the literature and my practice, this is not common. Bleeding about 3-5 events in 100. If you mean hemmorhoidal thromboses, but actually any: unrelated. ...Read more

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Can you donate blood with a history of proctitis?

Can you donate blood with a history of proctitis?

Depends...: Assuming your blood count is sufficient to permit donation, your answer depends on the cause of your proctitis. If due to quiescent inflammatory bowel disease, & you are not taking banned drugs, then your proctitis will not restrict your donation. If however your proctitis is secondary to a systemic infectious disease, like hiv, then anticipate being turned away from blood donation. ...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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What's the difference between a diagnosis of proctitis vs a diagnosis of traumatic proctitis?

The trauma: Proctitis is a generalized inflammation of the rectum, whereas traumatic proctitis specifically relates to the same injury from some sort of trauma, often sexual or from manipulation, or simply hard stools! ...Read more

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Can proctitis be cured? I got acute proctitis ten days ago. Will it turn into a chronic one? What medicine should I use? (antibiotics)?

Can proctitis be cured? I got acute proctitis ten days ago. Will it turn into a chronic one? What medicine should I use? (antibiotics)?

See doctor : Yes it can go away but depends on what kind you have please see your PCP or preferably GI specialist or Colo react all surgeon for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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I have ulcertive colitis uc diag. In 2001. Cscopy showed flareup and proctitis in 2010. Cscopy 2013 showed no uc but proct. Can uc disappear?

I have ulcertive colitis uc diag. In 2001. Cscopy showed flareup and proctitis in 2010. Cscopy 2013 showed no uc but proct. Can uc disappear?

No: The disease will not disappear, but the symptoms and inflammation can subside and be controlled. It sounds like your symptoms are well controlled, this is a good thing. After 10 years with uc, make sure you continue with colonoscopy every 1-2 years. ...Read more

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Hi! Can you tell me what does “Mild long segmental wall thickening and mucosal enhancement of the rectum likely reflecting proctitis” mean? Causes?

Probable mild: inflammation of the inside of the rectum-proctitis is usually easily treated with hydrocortisone rectal suppositories.I suggest calling your gI or PCP. ...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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