J-Pouch question for men

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   Posted 7/9/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I have my ileostomy reversal / J-Pouch surgery coming up in October.  I have heard that there is a small chance that during the surgery there may be some issues associated with impotency, retrograde ejaculation etc...I'd like to hear from any men out there that have undergone the surgery that have experienced these problems, and, also, is it recommended that one should go to a sperm bank prior to the operation?  BTW I've never been to a sperm bank so how does that work - does your surgeon organize that, or do you just walk in?

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 7/9/2007 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I recommend you post your question on the discussion boards of www.j-pouch.org There are over 6000 j-pouchers on that board and only a few here.

dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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