Sad she's got so much to deal with at her young age...hope this is a minor setback and she'll have this all healed soon and does awesomely after her j-pouch. I've read that inflammation can happen (considering that the rectum is where UC) starts and if the rectal cuff (I think it's called) isn't removed, then it can still flare for some.
I would suggest you ask the doctor for suppositories to help the inflammation heal. 5ASA or the hydrocortisone/corticosteroid suppositories.
Keep us posted as to how she's doing.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!