Question: What are the long term affects of reoccurring Pouchitis?

Pouchitis, especially reoccurring Pouchitis, is not discussed on this site. Much more information about Pouchitis needs to be presented; causes, treatments, outcomes, specific patient case stories, and so forth. Where are the best websites to get reoccurring Pouchitis information?

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Norm

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Notwithstanding the significant impact pouchitis can have on the quality of one's life, I am not aware of any known long-term implications. In general, untreated inflammation could be a risk factor for cancer, however I don't think we know whether pouchitis is associated with cancer.

Thanks for the feedback about pouchitis content you'd like to see on the site. This is something we will look at developing. I am not aware of the best websites to look for that info currently.

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Dr. Brian Bressler

Gastroenterologist

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