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What are the symptoms of proctitis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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