Well, just like a coloned person, sometimes there is gas and sometimes there isn't. The best thing is that most of the time there is no odor and emptying a pouch is so much quicker! It really depends upon what you eat. I was a bit shy in the early days to use public restrooms but not anymore. It is what it is and I am happy to be well.
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