Is an inflammation of the lining of the rectum. The rectum is a muscular tube that's connected to the end of your colon. Stool passes through the rectum on its way out of the body. Proctitis can cause rectal pain and the continuous sensation that you need to have a bowel movement.
A frequent or continuous feeling that you need to have a bowel movement.
The passing of mucus through your rectum.
Pain on the left side of your abdomen.
A feeling of fullness in your rectum.
Pain with bowel movements.
Complete blood count (CBC)
Digital rectal examination
Stool analysis (coprogram)
Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
Stool analysis - Protozoans and Helminths (microscopy)