Glossary Term:

Title

radiation proctitis

Phonetic

<b>ray</b>-dee-<b>A</b>-shun<b> </b>prok-<b>tie</b>-tis

Description

a possible side effect of radiation therapy to the pelvic area, involving inflammation of the rectum and anus. Problems can include pain, frequent bowel movements, bowel urgency, bleeding, chronic burning, or rectal leakage. See also anus, pelvis, radiation therapy, rectum.