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Proctitis: Introduction

Proctitis: Inflammation which occurs in the rectum. See detailed information below for a list of 21 causes of Proctitis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Proctitis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Proctitis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Proctitis

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Causes of Types of Proctitis:

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Proctitis: Symptom Checker

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Proctitis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Proctitis may include:

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Proctitis: Animations

Medications or substances causing Proctitis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Proctitis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Proctitis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Proctitis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Proctitis

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Proctitis: Deaths

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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, whereas other causes that are more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called more »

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 can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to " 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 poisoning) more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed more »

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 symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety of 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 possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, or more »

Proctitis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Proctitis: Related Rare Diseases

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Proctitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Proctitis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Proctitis as a symptom include:

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)

Proctitis is inflammation of the lining of the rectum, called the rectal... (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)

Detailed list of causes of Proctitis

The list below shows some of the causes of Proctitis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Proctitis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Proctitis. Of the 21 causes of Proctitis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 16 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Proctitis:

The following list of conditions have 'Proctitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Proctitis:

The following list of medical conditions have Proctitis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Proctitis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Proctitis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    What are the alternative names for Proctitis:

    Rectal inflammation
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Proctitis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Proctitis:

    Anal symptoms (466 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Rectum symptoms (88 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Proctitis:

    Anal pain (8 causes), Anal itch (71 causes), Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Anal symptoms (466 causes), Adverse reaction to enema, Bacterial infection, Allergies, Certain medications, Anal infection, Radiation exposure, Rectal nerve malfunction, Sexually transmitted diseases, Rectal injury

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