Risk factors for proctitis include:

  • Behaviors that increase your risk of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Your risk of contracting an STI increases if you have multiple sex partners, don't use condoms and have sex with a partner who has an STI.
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases. Having an inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, increases your risk of proctitis.
  • Radiation therapy for cancer. Radiation therapy directed at or near your rectum (such as for rectal, ovarian or prostate cancer) increases your risk of proctitis.
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