Ulcerative Proctitis is still colitis. Meowmix is right, how each type of colitis is diagnosed is by which part of your large intestine is inflammed. I was originally diagnosed with proctitis and it progressed to left sided colitis. (I was told by a locum once that my proctitis was not serious like UC. I believed her. What a mistake.) Any inflammation and bleeding is bad as far as I am concerned. And the severity of this disease is different for everyone. I know a woman in my hometown who has been in a flare with proctitis for four years now. How is that not serious???
As for treating proctitis, it is so important to use rectal meds. I use salofalk suppositories. Others use enemas. What works for one, may not work for another. Oral meds won't necessarily reach the inflammation.
You don't know how strong you really are until being strong is your only option.
My best friends are stain resistant..... I can spill anything on them.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis December 2005
Diagnosed with Left sided Colitis January 2009
Pentasa, Salofalk, Prednisone