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Are there good alternative therapies for proctitis?

Are there good alternative therapies for proctitis?

Depends but yes: Initially after the diagnosis of proctitis is made, a specialist must determine the extent of the inflammation and the underlying cause, be it idiopathic or related to inflammatory bowel disease or some other cause. This step is necessary in order to determine the appropriate treatment in the short term as well as the long term. ...Read more

Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Proctitis (Definition)

Proctitis is a condition where inflammation of the rectum causes bleeding, pain, ...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

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What is the treatment for proctitis radiation?

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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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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For ulcerative proctitis which suppository is the best? And for how long should take the treatment?permanently or temporarily? thanks..

Several responses: I am not sure how or who is treating your proctitis but the common treatment is the mesalamine which is in a suppository form although can take orally as well. Non steroid treatment this is good overall. Of course steroid treatment can work well but that is only if this does not work. The treatment is for usually 6 to 8 weeks but depends on your disease. Sometimes permanent as well.Hope this helps ...Read more

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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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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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Blood in stool. Colonoscopy showed mild proctitis inflammation. Biopsies normal. Gi not worried, no treatment, no diagnosis. . Should I be worried. ?

Blood in stool. Colonoscopy showed mild proctitis inflammation. Biopsies normal. Gi not worried, no treatment, no diagnosis. . Should I be worried. ?

No: I suspect this is a mechanical process causing a bit of inflammation and tissue injury. We're not going to do anything when the biopsy is normal and there's no mass lesion. If your physician is agreeable, a diet with some more fiber might help. ...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

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Are there good alternative therapies for menopause?

Are there good alternative therapies for menopause?

Yes: Alternative to hormones? Soy products have been shown to help with some of the symptoms of menopause. Anti-depressants and Clonidine can help. Prevention of bone loss includes adequate calcium, vitamin d and weight bearing exercises. Compounded estriol creams can help with dryness. Really depends on what symptoms you are trying to treat. ...Read more

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