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Proctitis: Introduction

Proctitis: Proctitis is inflammation of the lining of the rectum, called the rectal mucosa. Proctitis can be short term (acute) or long term (chronic). (Source: excerpt from Proctitis: NIDDK) ... more about Proctitis.

Proctitis: A chronic inflammatory disease of the rectum which causes bloody diarrhea. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Proctitis is available below.

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Proctitis: Complications

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Causes of Proctitis

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Proctitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Proctitis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed,...read more »

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Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food...read more »

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Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known...read more »

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Article Excerpts about Proctitis

Proctitis is inflammation of the lining of the rectum, called the rectal mucosa. Proctitis can be short term (acute) or long term (chronic). (Source: excerpt from Proctitis: NIDDK)

Definitions of Proctitis:

Proctitis; inflammation of the rectum. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of the rectum; marked by bloody stools and a frequent urge to defecate; frequently associated with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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