Abdominal Pains/discomfort

I am a 61 year old male. Since being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 1997, I had a J-Pouch procedure in 2014. During the last several months, I started having more than my "norm" gas/bloating and joint pain. As time went by, I also have experienced random abdominal pains. The abdominal pains/discomfort comes and goes, and on average covers the majority of the belly, involving roughly 60% on the left side and 40% on the right. I believe that standing or walking sometimes hinders the pain to some degree. Having said that, my discomfort is both random and sporadic. I also have random "looser" bowel movements than I'm used to having or when it's semi-firm, the stool is very narrow. I've read a lot about others suffering from Pouchitis, Bacteria overgrowth, ..etc. I'm not sure what to make of my increased symptoms! I haven't really changed my diet that much, I don't drink alcohol and I live a fairly healthy life. The only meds I take are (Fish Oil, Multi Vitamin, D3). The only real  flaw I have is that I sometimes a little eat more than I should have at the dinner table when it comes to having a J-Pouch. So now I'm reaching out to all my fellow J-Pouchers to gather both your personal experiences and opinions regarding my somewhat new symptoms.

Thanks for your help,

Charlie

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