Proctitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the rectal mucosa. The prognosis is good unless massive bleeding occurs.


Contributing factors include chronic constipation, habitual laxative use, emotional upset, radiation (especially for cancer of the cervix, uterus, or prostate), endocrine dysfunction, rectal injury, rectal medications, bacterial infections, allergies (especially to milk), vasomotor disturbance that interferes with normal muscle control, and food poisoning. Risk factors include high-risk sexual practices, homosexuality, and autoimmune disorders.

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Jun 16, 2016 | Posted by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Proctitis

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