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What is ulcerative proctitis?

What is ulcerative proctitis?

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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What are the tests for ulcerative proctitis?

What are the tests for ulcerative 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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What are the early symptoms of ulcerative 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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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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Can ulcerative proctitis cause severe inflammation?

Can ulcerative proctitis cause severe inflammation?

Yes: Proctitis by definition is inflammation of the rectum. May be caused by infection, trauma, or idiopathic as in ulcerative proctitis or crohn's disease. Best to be seen by a GI or colorectal doctor. ...Read more

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Any treatments for ulcerative proctitis in homeopathy?

Any treatments for ulcerative proctitis in homeopathy?

Yes: This is a difficult illness that requires collaboration between your gastroenterologist and a skilled classical homeopath. But yes, I've seen homeopathy avail healing in ulcerative colitis/proctitis when standard treatments were not working. It's not "this remedy for proctitis", but need to understand you at a deep enough level that the individual way you suffer, becomes clear. Then can prescribe. ...Read more

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Does ulcerative proctitis cause nausea?

Occasionally: Any inflammation of the GI tract can cause nausea. I hope you are being treated. Usually well controlled with topical meds via enema or suppository. ...Read more

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Can nausea be caused by ulcerative proctitis?

Can nausea be caused by ulcerative proctitis?

Yes: Significant illnesses may be associated with nausea or vomiting. ...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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What happens if ulcerative colitis/proctitis is left untreated?

What happens if ulcerative colitis/proctitis is left untreated?

Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the colon. Symptoms include diarrhea, bloody stools, abdominal pains and more. If left untreated these symptoms go unchecked. It can lead to anemia, weight loss and malnutrition. Long standing UC can increase the risk of colon cancer and other symptoms outside of the intestines. ...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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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

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Ulcerative colitis w/proctitis, ovarian cyst ruptured & see black blood clots, hot flashes like fever, feel like being ripped open. Is this normal?

No, Kim: Please see your healthcare provider as soon as possible. You have several serious ailments going on at the same time and proper medical attention is needed. Please don't delay. ...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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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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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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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?

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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Can Proctitis cause narrowing of the stool?

Can Proctitis cause narrowing of the stool?

Proctitis stools: If the proctitis has caused swelling the stool can be smaller in caliber and even be shaped different. If It persists See Your Doctor. It could also be rectal cancer. ...Read more

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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

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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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I currently have proctitis but sometimes I get this burning sensation on my back and through out my back and my chest.

I currently have proctitis but sometimes I get this burning sensation on my back and through out my back and my chest.

Speak with a Dr: It's unlikely there is any connection between your proctitis and your burning sensations. Unfortunately not enough information to give any meaningful advice. Your best option would be to discuss your symptoms with your physician or have a virtual consultation with a Health Tap physician. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with non-specific proctitis. If it is acute, would it last for several months? Colonoscopy negative for IBD. Is retest needed?

Follow up: It is possible to develop chronic proctitis, or you might have a different condition called proctalgia fugax, quite common. Follow up with your provider to determine the proper diagnosis and management. Unfortunately there is not much that can be done about proctalgia fugax. ...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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Ulcerative Proctitis (Definition)

Ulcerative proctitis = inflammatory bowel ...Read more