Proctitis is an inflammation of the rectum. Symptoms Symptoms are ineffectual straining to empty the bowels, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, a feeling of rectal fullness, left-sided abdominal pain, passage of mucus through the rectum and anorectal pain. Causes Proctitis is invariably present in ulcerative colitis and sometimes in Crohn's disease. It may also occur independently (idiopathic proctitis). Rarer causes include damage by irradiation (for example in radiation therapy for cervical ...
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    ... Proctitis is inflammation of the lining of the rectum, called the rectal mucosa. Proctitis can be short term (acute) or long term (chronic). Proctitis has many causes. It may be a side effect of medic...

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  • Proctitis (Cleveland Clinic)