If your loop is really recessed/shrunken then it's even more likely to have stool bypass it and come out 'the old way'. If ANYTHING it's a sign of the stoma not being so great, has nothing to do with the quality of your j-pouch. The pouchogram (contrast x-ray) will be the final word and I'm sure it will be fine! Good luck!
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13