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Glossary for Proctitis

  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Acute bacterial prostatitis: Bacterial prostatitis is a bacterial inflammation of the prostate gland, in men.
  • Allergies: Immune system over-reaction to various substances.
  • Anal conditions: Conditions that affect the anus
  • Anal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the anus.
  • Anorectal disorders: Conditions that affect the anorectum
  • Anorectal pain: Pain in the anus or rectum regions
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Behcet's Disease: Recurring inflammation of small blood vessels affecting various areas.
  • Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis: Chronic bacterial prostatitis is a condition in which infection of the prostate and the related symptoms develop more slowly.. The infection is normally just in the prostate, and there is no other infection such as a bladder infection. Symptoms are not as dramatic as with an acute infection. The symptoms may 'drag on', or come and go.
  • Colon inflammation: Inflammation of the layers of the colon usually due to infection or other autoimmune factors.
  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Entamoeba histolytica: Parasitic digestive infection.
  • Herbal Agent adverse reaction -- Ginkgo biloba: Ginkgo biloba can be used as a herbal agent to treat conditions such as tinnitus, brain trauma, vertigo, blood vessel diseases and any other problems which benefit from the blood vessel dilating action of the herbal agent. Ginkgo biloba can cause adverse reactions in some people.
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Inflammatory conditions that may be pathogenic or non-pathogenic: Medical conditions causing inflammation, whether due to a pathogen (e.g. bacteria, virus), or a systemic or other cause.
  • Mucus membrane conditions: Medical conditions affecting any of the mucus membranes.
  • Non-Specific Urethritis: Urethral infection usually sexually transmitted
  • Pelvic conditions: Any medical condition affecting the pelvic region.
  • Pinworm: Small, threadlike parasitic worms mainly in colon and rectum
  • Proctalgia: Any type of rectal pain
  • Radiation sickness: Illness from radiation exposure or cancer radiotherapy.
  • Rectal bleeding: A condition which is characterized by bleeding from the rectum
  • Rectal conditions: Any condition that affects the rectum
  • Rectal infection: An infection of the rectum - bacteria are the usual pathogens.
  • Rectal inflammation: Usually occurs due to infection of the rectum
  • Rectal lump: Lump in the inner rectum or rectal region
  • Rectal pain: Any type of rectal pain
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Shigellosis: An infectious disease which affects the intestinal tract and is caused by the Shigella bacteria. The condition may be severe, especially in children, but may be asymptomatic in some cases. The disease can be transmitted through fecal-oral contact.
  • Tenesmus: feeling of incomplete evacuation of bowel
  • Trichomoniasis: Sexually transmitted parasitic infection.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.


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