I had my takedown in January and the first two weeks were not what I was expecting. It was hard emotionally and physically but then it turned a corner and things felt semi back to normal. After some more time adjusting, I felt like I was getting used to my new pouch.
Two weeks ago I started feeling a very large sense or urgency to use the bathroom and more frequently (right after saying how impressed I was at how long I could hold it). I have also been up several times each night to use the bathroom with leakage when I don't make it in time. Diet is the same as it has been, and no relief even after adjusting it. Stool is sometimes formed as it normally looks, and sometimes loose. But the urgency is still there no matter the form. Is this pouchitis? I have no other symptoms and I am not in pain. I worry that it is so soon from surgery, could this happen already? I have antibiotics ready to take from my doctor, I am just not sure if I should / want to take them? I haven't seen my doctor since surgery due to everything going on (covid-19) , I just asked for a prescription to get me by.