Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome

The solitary rectal ulcer is the condition in which one or more open ulcers are present in the rectum. It is a rare condition and may occur due to stress or any injury to the rectum. Improvement in diet and drinking more fluids can improve this condition.

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Will proctitis increase the chance of colon cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I was just diagnosed with proctitis. Can this be cured? Or is it lifelong? What are the chances this progressed to ulcerative colitis? Does proctitis increase the risk of colon cancer? Do I have zero risk factors? What are the causes of proctitis, and why this could happen? Before ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well proctitis can be due to various other reason such as infection, constipation causing ulcers in the rectum (stecoral ulcer), solitary rectal ulcers syndrome (SRUS), and less commonly ulcerative procitis which is variant of ulcerative colitis limited to the rectum...  Read Full »

My constipation is so bad that I have to evacuate the stools with my fingers. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an anal fissure, internal hemorrhoid, SRUS, and constipation. One year ago, I was suffering from a hard stool that was difficult to pass. I went to a gastroenterologist, who did a colonoscopy and found that I had an anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid. He prescribed Sitcom Fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the files uploaded by you. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The endoscopy report you have shown does not show any evidence of SRUS (solitary rectal ulcer syndrome). All your symptoms can be attributed to underlying constipation...  Read Full »

Is blood in stool an alarming issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My problem is whenever I pass stool, I saw blood in excess amount. When I put my finger inside anus I feel pimples in my anus. Due to this problem I have difficulty in passing stools and it is painful sometimes. I pass something white from my anus. Please tell me what ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in the stools is an alarming sign. I can explain you the possibilities but they are all in vain unless a doctor examines you by putting his/her finger inside the anal canal and see what is the cause of this bleeding. Given your history of constipation, with si...  Read Full »

What causes blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. I had a problem with bleeding in stool, so I consulted a doctor and he said it is hemorrhoids. He gave me Sitcom 100 mg for one month. I have taken this medicine and blood is not coming now but I have constipation and I took organic psyllium but did not get any bene...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case of rectal bleeding, there are two possibilities, one is SRUS (solitary rectal ulcer syndrome), this is an ulcer formation in the rectum due to chronic constipation, this causes bleed. Another one is hemorrhoids. I think you have srus, that can be easily treat...  Read Full »

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