Stool transplants gain interest as remedy for gut ailments

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Stool transplants gain interest as remedy for gut ailments

August 31, 2017

People whose digestive tract harbors a bacteria called c. Difficile can suffer from diarrhea for weeks or months, and in some cases, years.  Antibiotics can resolve most such infections, but when they don't work, a fecal transplant is an excellent alternative. Yes, taking poop from one person and putting it into another person.

“Stool transplants are becoming very popular because people are interested in this as a natural approach that doesn’t use antibiotics, so there’s a tendency to want to use it for all kinds of things,” said Dr. Christina Surawicz, a UW Medicine gastroenterologist.

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