Reply to "I am facing Removal of Rectum and J-Pouch due to chronic Pouchitis"

Hi Magoo.  I have had my pouch 16+ yrs, and have hadchronic pouchitis for 15 1/2 yrs of that time.  I have taken Cipro during that time, either 500mg or 1000mg / day pretty much the whole time.  For first 14 of those yrs, it worked great and only in the past yr started to lose efficacy.  I have recently gone off the Cipro and now on Remicade therapy.  Results are about the same for me.

 

It is worth discussing potl risks of longterm Cipro use with your doc.  I never experienced any of the major contraindications (neuropathy, tendon rupture), but worth finding out about them.  If it were me, I would ABSOLUTELY try antibiotic therapy before surgery - even if only from a risk point of view.  Happy to chat more if hou want to PM.  I hope yer love life stays strong!

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