I have no time to read the entire posts (only read the first), but just want to tell the op that I had LOTS of blood (believe me, really all-red flush in the toilet the night I was in the ER) after about 5 months of surgery, they told me it was pouchitis, I treated as pouchitis (antibiotics course, ciprofloxacin and metronidazole together), and it times it disappeared. Then I continued to routinely (one course a month) take antibiotics. I'd call it chronic pouchitis. But the important thing is I feel as healthy as I need and at the time (4 years after) have no restrictions in my life. Wish you the same !!