What is pouchitis? Is it a major problem?

Infl ileoanal pouch. Some with ulcerative colitis need surgery (colectomy) for control. Connect ileum (small bowel) to anus: get rid of diseased colon, prevent colon cancer. Fashion a reservoir of loops of ileum for the connection; same appplies to ileostomies. Inflamed pouch, increased discharge, frequency, pain, fever, occasionally bleeding. Rx acutely with antibiotics; might prevent with probiotics.
Inflammation of the . As a surgical treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, you may have the whole colon and rectum removed which is replaced by a pouch fashioned out of the small bowel. Inflammation of this is called pouchitis and can be a major problem.