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Is proctitis, colitis, or ulcerative colitis contagious?

Is proctitis, colitis, or ulcerative colitis contagious?

Ulcerative colitis: Is not. However proctitis or colitis caused by bacteria especially clostridia difficile can be very contagious as can other forms of infectious colitis. Use good hand hygiene and be sure to not contact stool or underclothes and get a correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Proctitis (Definition)

A condition where inflammation of the rectum causes bleeding, pain, ...Read more


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What is non specific proctitis?

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. ...Read more

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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is colitis/proctitis?

What is colitis/proctitis?

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

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Does proctitis lead to aids?

Does proctitis lead to aids?

No, not directly: Proctitis refers to inflammation of the anus and rectum. Certain types of proctitis, caused by herpes, or other sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea/chlamydia, may make it easier for HIV infection to occur with unprotected sexual contact. Thus, proctitis may indirectly lead to HIV infection, which can lead to aids. ...Read more

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What preventative action can be taken against proctitis?

Take psyllium: Take psyllium supplementation and avoid enemas or suppositories that are not rx by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Can proctitis cause prostatitis like symptoms? Dr told me I had proctitis due to prolong sitting.

Here are some...: Sitting a long time would not cause proctitis (rectal inflammation), but for few may cause some local discomfort related with muscle &/or joint fatique, which may simulate the symptoms from mild rectal inflammation. To solve the myths behind the symptoms, follow instructions described in articles listed in How to Handle Sickness in http://sick-ask. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Contact me. .. ...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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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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What is ulcerative proctitis?

Localized disease: Ulcerative proctitis is used to label ulcerative colitis when it is limited to the rectum. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more