"fistulas never heal, ha ha ha (evil laugh)"
Ha, so true. As if to prove that point, I had symptoms that evening after the doc visit!
Thanks Cjay, I think we have a lot in common. And the fact you've been living with it makes me feel more comfortable just letting it be. My main concern was really that things could 'fester' and get worse. But I'm happy to put up with the minor inconvienience, especially when compared to the much more severe issues some j-pouchers have to deal with.
I have an otherwise healthy pouch, well functioning pouch, so I really am lucky.
Thanks again everyone for the tips. Though I feel sometimes going into the doc's armed with all the knowledge and correct terminology makes him suspect I'm some kind of hypochondriac! Made worse when he couldn't access the images from my last scope, and I said I had them on my phone! Months ago I had taken a photo of the post-op report for my records, and I haven't cleared my phone in ages. I think he thinks I walk around with images of the inside of my j-pouch on purpose. :S