Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome

Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome

The condition in which there is ulcer formation occurred in the rectum, the number of ulcers is more than one. Rectum is the end part of the colon which connected your large colon to the outside opening called anus. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome in uncommon condition which is associated with chronic constipation in mostly people.


Below mention are the signs and symptoms of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome:Solitary Rectal Ulcer Symptoms Causes Treatment


The exact cause of this syndrome is still unknown but it may assume that following factors associated with this syndrome:

  • Rectal prolapse
  • Attempts to remove impacted stool manually
  • Intussusception
  • Constipation
  • Slow blood flow to rectum due to any disease

After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor might recommend the following tests:

  • Ultrasound to see images of colon
  • Imaging tests like x-ray
  • Sigmoidoscopy to examine the rectum and other part of colon
  • Blood test to rule out the anemia

Mild cases of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome usually treated with lifestyles changes but severe cases may require medications, treatment options include:

  • Medications like steroids to reduce the inflammatory changes
  • Dietary changes to treat the constipation
  • Behavior therapy to avoid the straining during bowel movement
  • Rectal prolapse surgery
  • If ulcers are not treated with above treatment the rectal removal is the last option.
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help you:

  • Take stool softeners
  • Eat more fibers
  • Exercise daily
  • Drink more water
  • Avoid junk food
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