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How can acute proctitis be cured?

How can acute proctitis be cured?

Acute proctitis: There is no cure except for surgery to resect the rectum - there is treatment which can cool off the inflammation and hopefully the condition will abate - it can come back depending on the cause proctitis is one of the most difficult things to treat in gastroenterology.

Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Proctitis (Definition)

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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.

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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

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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.

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Will proctitis cause prostatitis? I'm freaked out. I have proctitis and always want to have bowel movement. What is the best way to cure proctitis?

Proctitis: Proctitis involves the rectum and doesn't affect the prostate. Persistent proctitis is best treated by a proctologist who may perform an anoscopy and then prescribe dietary restrictions on spices, anal and rectal lotions, creams, suppositories or certain medical enemas.

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What is proctitis?

Inflamed rectum: Proctitis can be due a number of causes including infection (e.g. Herpes, gonorrhea, ameba), ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease (ibd, crohn's usually relative sparing of rectum), poor blood flow (ischemic), damage from radiation treatment, reaction to noxious chemicals (soap suds enemas), and others. Rx depends on cause.

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What is non specific proctitis?

Just what it says...: It's inflammation of the lining of the rectum that is not related to infection, or a disease called ulcerative colitis, or other defined causes. Often treated with topical medicined (delivered by suppository or small medicated enema) over a short time period. Most often self-limited; usually does not recur.

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Can you explain mild proctitis?

Can you explain mild proctitis?

Mild rectal inflamma: Proctitis refers to rectal inflammation. The rectum is roughly the last 15 cm of the large intestine. Many causes can cause proctitis from infection, to inflammatory bowel disease such as crohns or ulcerative colitis. More diagnostic information such as cultures and biopsies should be performed to help guide the management. Agents to cool the inflammation like suppositories or enemas can be given.

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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.

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Who is most at risk from proctitis?

Who is most at risk from proctitis?

People most commonly: At risk for proctitis are the one who recieve radiation treatment to the pelvic area.... Most commonly for prostate and cervical ca. Procitis can also develop as part of inflammatory bowel disease. Certain sexual transmitted diseases can also cause it. These are all treatable.

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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.

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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.

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What are recommended proctitis remedies?

What are recommended proctitis remedies?

First the diagnosis: Must be confirmed as limitted to your rectum and not involving additional areas of your colon, best done with a colonoscopy. Infection needs to be ruled out. Once this is done appropriate oral meds and/or rectal meds should be prescribed. See a gastro or colorectal surgeon.

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Is it possible to get proctitis from your partner who is clean?

Yes: There are a symptomatic carriers. If your partner is tested, less likely but the tests are not 100% sensitive.

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Is proctitis curable?

Not really: It is considered to be a chronic disease in most cases. It frequently will go into remission and remain asymptomatic indefinitely.

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What is colitis/proctitis?

What is colitis/proctitis?

Inflammation: Non-specific inflammation of the colon and rectum respectively.

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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.

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