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A Promising Pill, Not So Hard to Swallow (Fecal Transplant)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by JPV, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. JPV

    JPV ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

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  2. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    I'd buy poop
     
  3. Sidereal

    Sidereal Senior Member

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    I really don't like the way the media lap up the "ewww, gross" factor and make stupid poop jokes whenever the subject of faecal transplants comes up. Get a grip. C. diff can be a deadly, abx resistant infection and this is a miraculous intervention.
     
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  4. RCFSNP

    RCFSNP Nansy, CRNP

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    I would like to try real transplants, but cannot find a source for the delayed release capsules necessary for insuring delivery to the small intestine. Anyone know a source?
     
  5. knackers323

    knackers323 Senior Member

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    is this or similar commercialy available yet?
     
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    Here, USA only.
     
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    heard a lot about this and it seems complicated procedure, wouldn't the germs spread backwards towards the stomach if applied at the exit ?
     
  8. alicec

    alicec Senior Member

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    The body naturally maintains a gradient of bacterial concentration ranging from very low in the stomach and small intestine to extremely high (many orders of magnitude higher) at the distal end of the colon.
     
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