Just had a quick question for those of you that have had a total colectomy. Have any of you had a proctoscopy performed after a total colectomy? My GI doctor is wanting to "take a look" because he thinks I may have pouchitis even though I'm having only around 4 bowel movements per day. However, my stools are fairly loose at times so this may be why he thinks it is necessary. His nurse also recommended that I use an enema the night before the proctoscope exam which my surgeon originally told me NOT to ever do again after the surgery. I have been feeling progressively better over the past year and so I'm really concerned that something will irritate the pouch (such as the bowel prep or the procedure itself). If anyone has had a proctoscopy after total colectomy I would appreciate you sharing your experience and what kind of prep you did just so I can see if this is pretty typical. I plan on talking to my surgeon about this regardless of your answers but any feedback would help to lead me in the right direction. Thanks!
Total Colectomy, November 2012 due to Ulcerative Colitis