Hi, I've had my pouch since 2011. Everything has been fine till now. I've had pouchitis in the past. I was able to to treat it with Cipro and metro. Now I am experiencing discomfort, sore from my bottom. A few times I've seen blood in my stool. Very scary to see. I had a scope done and it shows I have a persistent Ulcer. Waiting for the biopsy results. I'm worry as to what the next step will be. By the way I also have a nine month old baby, not sure if the hormones are affecting me as well.
It’s possible that the ulcer is just from pouchitis that hasn’t fully resolved. If that’s true then more/longer antibiotics may be needed. You might also try adding a strong probiotic, like Visbiome or VSL #3, though they are expensive. The biopsy will probably not provide much information.
Thank you, I'll look into them. Tomorrow I'm receiving some some probiotics I ordered but not sure how strong they are. For how long have you taken antibiotics for them to work.
I have to stay on antibiotics all the time, so let’s hope you can get this resolved with something less than that. Other folks here have reported courses of antibiotic treatment around a month long for stubborn cases, but I don’t know how many of those resolve vs. progress to continuous treatment. Good luck.