5 months post op thing been good but last few days when i have bm its very uncomfortable and twice had blood when i wiped no visible in bm though should i be concerned thanks jj
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I waited to long after my surgery to have symptoms like yours checked out. My advice is to go back to your surgeon to see if you've got cuffitis or something else wrong.
Going through the same problem. It could be ulcers around the staple line but most likely cuffitis. Need to consult your surgeon. Good luck
You described the symptoms. They are similar to pouchitis, except I don't think blood is a pouchitis symptom. I let things get so bad I had a stool full of blood before I saw my surgeon. He diagnosed me without doing a flex sig scope and didn't take biopsies. Cuffitis occurs where your pouch is attached to your remaining bit of rectum. He missed the c.diff infection I had as well. I waited to see him for the 1 year check up. He was great immediately after the surgeries and did a super job of helping me manage my diet, Metamucil and Imodium for several months.
Because I'd been educated by the members here I drove home and made an appointment with my local GI. He did a flex sig, scope and discovered I had c.diff as well. I was really ill and scared.
Many surgeons care for their j-pouch patients after the surgeries. My surgeon is a wonderfully skilled surgeon, that was trained at the Cleveland Clinic. He's just too busy to handle the after care beyond the surgery follow ups.
I don't know if your surgeon provides the after care or how long it's been since your surgeries. I would still recommend going to your surgeon first.
I hope you are feeling better soon