So I had my takedown from my 3-step jpouch surgery on January 6, 2011, and have been very healthy since then, but recently started having some issues. Lots of urgency, lower abdomen pain, some very loose stools. Is this what pouchitis feels like?
Treatment- How did your doctors treat pouchitis? Do you see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon?
Pouchoscopy: I'm having a pouchoscopy (or sigmoidoscopy, but since no colon, yeah) this week. What prep do people usually do? They are telling me to do no prep, and I can eat and drink right up until then, but I feel like that is strange... Do you usually stop taking immodium before the pouchoscopy?
Sorry just lots of questions. Have really enjoyed being healthy these last few years after 10 years of ulcerative colitis and am super pissed I am dealing with this stuff again.
Thanks for any help you all can give!