Ulcerative proctitis is characterized by swelling, redness, and ulcerations of the lining of the rectum, and is accompanied by symptoms similar to those of other inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs)
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What’s the problem?
Ulcerative proctitis patients may initially notice the passage of blood or mucus with or without stool. The amount of bleeding from ulcerative proctitis is usually small, but it can appear to be a lot and can be frightening. Symptoms can occur without warning at any time during the day or night.
Your doctor can detect this disease by a visual exam of the lining of your rectum using an instrument called a flexible sigmoidoscope. This examination is important because the symptoms of ulcerative proctitis may be the same as the symptoms of many other diseases, some of which are quite serious.
Ulcerative Proctitis Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms of ulcerative proctitis may include (but are not limited to):
- Frequent or continuous sensation that you need to have a bowel movement
- Rectal bleeding
- The passing of mucus through your rectum
- Rectal pain
- Pain on the left side of abdomen
- A feeling of fullness in your rectum
- Pain with bowel movements
Ulcerative proctitis has been associated with the use of the acne medications Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, and Sotret.
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