I've lived with my j-pouch quite comfortably for 15 years now with the usual 5+1 trips to the bathroom per day for most of the duration. Suddenly last week I had a couple of days where I needed to go 10-15 times per day. I thought it was just something I ate and that it would go away, but it's been over a week now and I'm still needing to go much more often than I normally do.
Feeling of needing to go when there's nothing there
Minor pain / slight discomfort when passing stool
Dehydration even when drinking plenty of fluids
I admit I haven't done much research on pouchitis so I'm not too certain whether I have it or not or how to treat it even if I do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.