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Can proctitis be a result from anal trauma?

Can proctitis be a result from anal trauma?

Yes: Anorectal trauma can cause acute rectal injury but this should heal. Chronic proctitis is not caused ny trauma unless the trauma is recurrent or persistent. Anal intercourse is not generally traumatic. ...Read more

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Dr. Debora McClary
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Anal And Rectal Diseases (Definition)

Anal and rectal diseases are conditions that effect the bottom end of the digest tract, including the anus. These conditions may include hemorrhoids, cancer, warts, ...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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Can I have anal sex if I have proctitis?

You shouldn't: Proctitis, even in remission, might be exacerbated or actived by recurrent anal trauma. Certainly not if active, symptomtic proctitis is present. ...Read more

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Is anal mucus discharge part of colitis or proctitis?

Is anal mucus discharge part of colitis or proctitis?

Could be but: Also could be due to hemorrhoids, abscess or fistula or tumors of the colon or rectum. If this is chronic , you should be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Wife has anal bleeding. 3 different docs said 3 diff things. Doc said no hemorrhoids. She's scared its proctitis. She has to get surgery. Help! ?

Wife has anal bleeding. 3 different docs said 3 diff things. Doc said no hemorrhoids. She's scared its proctitis. She has to get surgery. Help! ?

Colonoscopy: Recurrent anal bleeding requires further evaluation. She needs to see a proctologist or a GI doctor. It could be a minor problem like hemorrhoids or something serious like inflammatory bowel disease, please get her evaluated and consider colonoscopy. ...Read more

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If I have proctitis or anal itching because of the antibiotics i took for chlamydia what do I do does it go away on its own ?

If I have proctitis or anal itching because of the antibiotics i took for chlamydia what do I do does it go away on its own ?

Yeast infection.: You may be experiencing an overgrowth of yeast after taking antibiotics. The balance which normally exists in the anal area can be thrown off by antiobiotic therapy. Try using over the counter monistat, but use twice a daily to the area for one week. If no resolution, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ct showed nonspecific circumferencial distal wall thickening of my rectal wall. Radiologist said it was perhaps suggestive of proctitis. Next step?

Ct showed nonspecific circumferencial distal wall thickening of my rectal wall. Radiologist said it was perhaps suggestive of proctitis. Next step?

Ask your doc: See what your referring physician wants to do because he or she has all of your history and knows best. However, the next step most often involves a physical examination, possible proctoscopy ;#40;scope;#41; and may or may not include a referral. Ps, this is a pretty common finding. Of course, keep appt with gastroenterologist but don't worry too much. ...Read more

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I've been being treated by a colon rectal surgeon for internal hemorrhoids, would they be able to tell if I had proctitis and diagnose it by examining you?

I've been being treated by a colon rectal surgeon for internal hemorrhoids, would they be able to tell if I had proctitis and diagnose it by examining you?

Two different issues: Proctitis is by definition an inflammatory condition of the rectum. This is a very different scenario than hemorrhoids. Is there some question as to your diagnosis? ...Read more

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Been seeing a colon rectal surgeon for internal hemorrhoids, had banding and laser treatment but still having rectal pain when I push to go to the bathroom. Could it be from the procedure or proctitis?

Been seeing a colon rectal surgeon for internal hemorrhoids, had banding and laser treatment but still having rectal pain when I push to go to the bathroom. Could it be from the procedure or proctitis?

Hemorrhoid: Anal area is a very sensitive area, It may take upto 3 months after the procedure to feel close to normal, if pain persist have yourself examined by your surgeon. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Rectal Diseases (Definition)

Rectal diseases are medical conditions that affect the rectum, which is the final part of the ...Read more