Thank you both for the reply! I have had pouchitis before, but usually I get bleeding and an inflamed feeling in the pouch...if you can relate to that. But as you said, there are a variety of symptoms and each time can be different.
I found a anal/rectal doctor almost a year ago, but I haven't seen him since. He was very familiar with pouches, though. The one thing I didn't like, however, was that he wanted to look inside the pouch there and then when I met him. Only one other doctor got me to do that while in the doctors room and I swore never to do it again because I am always afraid that my pouch would leak (to put it nicely lol).
Yes, I had both my surgeries in the the UK. I haven't considered seeing a GP, or a family doctor as they call it here, because in my experience they are clueless beyond general medicine. I even had one try to diagnose me with appendicitis while I had my ileostomy. I didn't like telling her that since I have no colon I don't have an appendix.
I am thinking that since it's a Friday I won't be able to see any specialist doctor until Monday? I'm not that familiar with how the health care/doctors appointments work here...
Have a great weekend!