What causes Proctocolitis?

What causes Proctocolitis?

Common infectious causes of proctocolitis include Chlamydia trachomatis, LGV (Lymphogranuloma venereum), Neisseria gonorrhoeae, HSV, and Helicobacter species. It can also be idiopathic (see colitis), vascular (as in ischemic colitis), or autoimmune (as in inflammatory bowel disease).

What are the symptoms of proctitis?

Proctitis symptoms Inflammation and irritation of the rectum and rectal lining cause tenesmus. Other symptoms of proctitis can include: pain in your rectum, anus, and abdominal region. bleeding from your rectum.

Can proctitis be cured?

Although there is a range of treatments to help ease symptoms and induce remission, there is no cure. A diagnosis of ulcerative proctitis can occur at any point throughout life, with a high occurrence in young children and then again around 40-50 years of age.

Is proctitis an infection?

Sexually transmitted infections, spread particularly by people who engage in anal intercourse, can result in proctitis. Sexually transmitted infections that can cause proctitis include gonorrhea, genital herpes and chlamydia.

What happens if proctitis is left untreated?

There can be problems as a result of proctitis, especially if it goes untreated. Some complications include severe bleeding, anemia, ulcers, and fistulas. You may develop fistulas — tunnels that run from inside the anus to the skin around it.