Re: Internal staples, an FYI
Please note that we may or may not have retained internal staples. It all depends on your surgeon’s technique. My j-pouch happens to be hand sewn, not stapled, but stapling is fairly common. Staples do NOT set off metal detectors at screening areas. The same is true for the fillings in your teeth. Vascular clips are also commonly placed in abdominal surgery. I know I have some of those clips and have never set off a metal detector.
If you do have a stapled pouch you may have shed many or all of them during the healing process. Some people see them in the toilet bowl, some do not.