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What is proctitis?

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Proctitis is inflammation of the anus and the lining of the rectum (lower part of the intestine leading to the anus). Proctitis can cause:

  • 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 bowel movements
  • Bleeding, and possibly a discharge

From: Proctitis WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Gastroenterology.

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

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American College of Gastroenterology.

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

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