Proctitis is a condition in which the lining tissue of the inner rectum becomes inflamed. The rectum is part of your lower digestive system. It connects the last part of your colon to your anus. Stool passes through your rectum as it exits your body.
Proctitis can be painful and uncomfortable. You may feel a constant urge to defecate. The condition is usually treated with medications and lifestyle adjustments. Surgery isn’t generally necessary, except in the most severe, recurring cases.