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...