I was shocked at my recent yearly exam with my ob/gyn. She put a finger where I was told no one is allowed to go but my colorectal surgeon. I asked her to please remove it. I could see that she was highly offended, even after I explained my surgeon's instructions, she insisted that I am at risk for rectal/anal cancer and should be examined. I told her I'd call my doc. Meanwhile what have you all heard from your doctors? This must be a new protocol because I've had my pouch since 1999 and no one, including this ob/gyn, has ever gone THERE.