So I will be having my 3rd Dilatation next week. Last one I had a year ago. It seems that my stools are too loose and my sphincter has a tendency for stenosis. My Colo Rectal surgeon states I need to keep up with my fiber. Usually, Metamucil thin wafers work for a while but somehow my body gets used to them and my loose stool begins again. That leads to stenosis since nothing really causes the anal canal to stretch because it's liquid. Has anyone else had any similar issues? I don't know what to do to keep my stool consistently formed.
I am 62 and have had the J pouch since 1994, other than a few SBO that resolved with bowel rest and a few pouchitis problems everything else is good. I don't want to keep having to undergo Dilatation under anesthesia. Especially as I get older.