Let’s Talk Pouchitis

by on Monday, August 25, 2008 6:33
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“Approximately 30 to 50% of individuals with thJust in case you were confused in Cambodia they help remind you how to use the potty pote pelvic pouch will develop pouchitis at some point in their life.” –  Mount Sinai Pouchitis Information

After 9 beautiful, flawless months with my jpouch, I had my first case of pouchitis.  It was pretty simple to diagnosis by myself, almost immediately went from normal BMs to heavy liquid BMs. Starting feeling lightheaded, exhausted, I didn’t ache or anything, but felt awful.  Few days went by didn’t get better like the flu, and finally got a prescription for Cipro and after 2 pills already felt better and 48 hours felt NORMAL again.

What is the lesson I’ve learned from my first battle with pouchitis? 
1.  That fear of pouchitis is not enough reason to not have the surgery.
2.  If these symptoms happen again call my GI asap.
3.  Need to consider dealing with probiotics. I don’t take them right now but wil start thinking about it now as I know some people think they help prevent pouchitis.

Photo via:  Mimi K 
*Photo is toilet sign in Cambodia

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2 Responses to “Let’s Talk Pouchitis”

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    carter99 says:

    September 9th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Mark,

    Sounds like you did pretty well with your bout of pouchitis. Glad to hear you came through it so easily. I hate that you ended up with pouchitis, but hearing how well you did is kind of an uplift to me, and I’m sure others as well.

    Hope you and Megan are doing well.

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    October 9th, 2014 at 5:16 am

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