Proctitis

  • Inflammation of the rectal lining
  • Symptoms may include rectal pain and redness, mucus or bloody discharge and painful urge to pass stool
  • May be caused by a bacterium or virus, inflammatory bowel disease, sexually transmitted diseases or radiation treatment
  • Affects males and females but more common in homosexual males
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild to severe

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