Sunday, May 25, 2014

Do It Yourself Fecal Transplant?

YouTube is chalk full of videos like this one of fecal microbiota transplantations at home. Shocking at first, you quickly understand that the desperate nature of C. difficile infections and the patchy, but growing, distribution of clinics that offer fecal transplants has compelled a DIY treatment. I am in no way advocating for this method, just passing on the information since my post in 2012, Can a Fecal Transplant Cure…,  has attracted over 12,000 views as of May 25 this year. There are many resources listed in that post including web sites for locations that perform fecal transplants.

Here is another video of author Michael Hurst describing and acting out a DIY treatment. He used fecal transplants to treat his Ulcerative Colitis in 2011 and has been symptom free since.