Hello! I'm new here. I had my colectomy and j-pouch put in in 2012 when I was 13-14 due to dealing with UC since I was 8. The following year after that surgery and my illeostomy was reversed I had to have another surgery to correct a "twist" somewhere in my small intestine from the previous surgery since it was causing me a lot of pain. Since then, however, with no real other issues, my j-pouch really isn't something I ever think about. My frequent bowel movements and occasional incontinence at night are just part of my life now and I accept that's how I'll always be. I actually stumbled on this website as a bit of a mistake but I was excited to see how many people were active on it and how many questions were asked that I could learn from! (For example, it's very comforting to see how normal it is to have incontinence at night with a j-pouch, since it's really humiliating for me.) I was so young and anxious for most of my GI issues that I really don't remember a lot of what my doctors told me (i'm 20 now) so it feels good to sort of re-educate myself on my own body.
My question is: Since I had my surgery at a young age but had started getting my periods already, do I still have a higher risk of infertility being a female? Or is that more common in adult women who have the surgery?