Hello, new J-Poucher here. I've had my j-pouch for a few months (August 2016) and I'm still not sure about pouchitis or when I should call my doctor.
I had my 1st bout of pouchitis at the end of January this year with over 20 BMs a day with very liquid stool, leakage at night and urgency even with taking up to 8 Lotomil a day. I called my doctor and got put on Cipro for 10 days. I took Floraster daily for 2 weeks after as a preventative to see if that would prevent a future bout of pouchitis.
Now about a month after finishing Cipro, I'm worried that I may have pouchitis again. I've had very liquid stool for the past week despite eating safe foods but the urgency hasn't gotten too bad yet. I just had a leakage (hence why I'm up at 3 a.m!) but I just took 3 Lotomil so hopefully I'll be okay for a bit.
Should I be concerned that I'm experiencing pouchitis again? I'm still so new to my j-pouch that I'm not sure. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!