Proctitis is defined as inflammation of your anus (the opening) and lining of your rectum (lower part of the intestine leading to the anus). Symptoms can vary greatly. You may at first have only minor problems. Proctitis affects the last 6 inches of the rectum and can cause the following:
Proctitis can last a short time or become a chronic condition (last for weeks or months or longer).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014
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