Jeffrey Roberts Posted May 12, 2017 Report Share Posted May 12, 2017 Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is a new treatment where healthy stool donor is transplanted into the colon of the patient. Detailed explanation: Fecal Matter Transplantation (FMT) is a procedure where a fecal solution from a donor is deposited into the intestinal tract of a recipient. To complete the procedure, the fresh or frozen stool of the donor, is dissolved in a salt water solution. The fecal matter is usually deposited using a tube that goes straight into the digestive tract. The treatment is generally recognized as safe. Most patients experience diarrhea on the day of the procedure, and a small percentage report belching, abdominal cramping or constipation. At this time there is limited research on its effectiveness in IBS patients. In the small body of evidence currently available, researchers focused on the effects of fecal transplants in patients with constipation-dominant IBS. Patients who received the transplantation reported improvements in stool frequency and less bloating and pain. FMT has been highly successful in patients suffering from an overgrowth of the bacteria Clostridium Difficile, a bacteria infection in the bowel that can be fatal and very difficult to treat. Does anyone have experience with this? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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