Fructose and sorbitol are two sugars that often are added to
processed foods and medicines to make them taste sweet. Fructose can be found
in soda pop and many fruit juice drinks. Sorbitol is found in diet products,
chewing gum, candy, frozen ice treats, and some medicines (such as syrups for fevers
and colds). Sometimes sorbitol and fructose are added to the same
Gas, abdominal bloating and pain, and diarrhea are common symptoms of
fructose or sorbitol intolerance.
Proctitis is defined as inflammation of the anus (the opening) and lining of the rectum (lower part of the intestine leading to the anus). Symptoms of proctitis can vary greatly. One may at first have only minor problems. Proctitis affects the last 6 inches of the rectum and can cause the following:
Pain during a bowel movement
Soreness in the anal and rectal area
Feeling that you didn't completely empty the bowels after a bowel movement
Involuntary spasms and cramping during...