This is not a major problem, but I'm wondering if it is just me. Ever since my J Pouch was built I've had minor trouble emptying my bladder. In the hospital it was thought to be a post-surgical problem. But after 10 months I still have to work at emptying, especially after I've just emptied my pouch. Sometimes I will empty the pouch then wash up and fix my clothing only to realize I still have to go #1. I have to really concentrate and make sure my bladder is empty. You could call it a post-menopause or other aging issue, but it started exactly after surgery.