I had a fistula that you could not have a working jpouch. I constantly had drainage from my vagina and when I had takedown I had stool pour out of my vagina. I had a redo in May with Dr. Remzi and hoping I can have takedown in the next few months. As far as symptoms, all I had was drainage, but I always felt great. I need to wear a thick pad, but that's because of the mucous from my tush. I also take a low dose of antibiotic everyday, otherwise I was getting UTI's.