I posted similar in another forum but got no help there, so wondering if its better I post in the fap specific forum.
I've had my jpouch for 6 years, and for the past year I have a loop ileostomy. Jpouch usually produces mucous and I am usually alright with emptying but recently (probably begining of the year, but its getting worse) I've been facing problems with emptying. Im finding it hard to relax and when I do nothing comes out (yet I have the irritation and feeling like I need to go, which feels like its happening constantly and of a night). I've been putting pressure on my anus to help expel mucous which works but I feel like I shouldn't be doing this.
I'm under st marks hospital in London, and the internal pouch nurse said I will need to irrigate which I have no problem with, but I'm worried my pouch is giving up on me and I will eventually need to have my jpouch removed.
Has anyone here had the same problem? If anyone can give some friendly advice I'd appreciate it!