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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

AIDS is also known as HIV/AIDS. Acquired immune disease syndrome. Late stage of HIV infection associated with low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Many excellent sources on internet to learn more. See a doctor if you think you may have acquired HIV infection. Treatment options ...Read more


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Can I lead a normal life if I am diagnosed with proctitis or ulcerative colitis?

Can I lead a normal life if I am diagnosed with proctitis or ulcerative colitis?

Yes provided: The correct diagnosis is made, and treatment initiated to get a remission, and then maintenance therapy and regular follow up should allow you to have a normal existence. ...Read more

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I have a proctitis. How did I get it?

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 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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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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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

Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Proctitis (Definition)

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