- inflammation of the rectum and anus.
Origin of proctitis
proct- + -itis
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Examples from the Web for proctitis
Can any one that suffers from proctitis, etc., have a natural stool?
Chronic constipation is the result of proctitis and colitis.
These hypertrophied tabs or folds, like pruritus ani, are symptoms of proctitis.
All cases of proctitis are more or less accompanied by constipation and diarrhea.
There is a legion of secondary symptoms of proctitis, all of which medical empiricism considers and denominates causes.
- Inflammation of the rectum or anus.rectitis
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