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Glossary for Rectal ulcer

Medical terms related to Rectal ulcer or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Abscess: This is an area of puss collected in a cavity which is constituted by necrotised tissue
  • Amoebiasis: An infectious disease caused by a free-living amoebic parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. The organism infects the bowel and causes gastroenteritis. Infection occurs through ingesting contaminated food or water. It is more common in countries with poor sanitation. The incubation period may last from days to weeks before symptoms appear.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Campylobacter food poisoning: Common bacterial infection usually from chicken.
  • 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.
  • Cytomegalovirus: A easily transmissible viral infection that is common but generally causes no symptoms except in infants and people with weakened immune systems.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Enteroviruses: Viruses affecting the digestive tract.
  • Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
  • Gonorrhea: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hemorrhoids: A condition characterized by the prolapse of an anal cushion that may result in bleeding and pain
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Ischemia: Inadequate blood supply to tissues, usually caused by a problem in the blood vessel.
  • Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Proctitis: Inflammation which occurs in the rectum
  • Pruritus ani: common condition which causes itching and irritation around the anus
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis: Diarrhoeal illness caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile, usually following a recent course of antibiotics and disruption of normal bowel bacteria
  • Rectal conditions: Any condition that affects the rectum
  • Rectal disorder: diseases of the rectum
  • Rectal pain: Pain occurring on or around the rectum
  • Rectum symptoms: Symptoms affecting the rectum at the end of the digestive tract.
  • Salmonella food poisoning: Common type of food poisoning.
  • Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • 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.
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Ulcer: The sloughing of necrotic inflammatory tissue causing a local defect in the surface of an organ or tissue
  • 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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