Proctitis Treatment

The treatment of proctitis is mainly medical. As the inflammation is located in the lowest part of the bowel drugs are usually best administered topically for maximum effect. These are given as suppositories, enemas or foam preparations.
The commonest drugs used are 5-ASA drugs which are anti inflammatory in the bowel and topical steroids.

Other immunosuppressive agents such as azathioprine, or biological agents- anti-TNF alpha antibodies such as infliximab, are rarely required in patients with proctitis.
Only in very rare cases is surgical treatment ever required.

Proctitis is a condition where sufferers can experience relapses, patients are usually seen at regular intervals at follow-up appointments.

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
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Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
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