Disclaimer: This DIY Fecal Transplant post and all content on this website is not medical advice, and should not be treated as such. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.
DIY Fecal Transplant
Chances are, if you are reading this, that you have heard of C. difficile and the debilitating havoc it can cause your intestines and even threaten your life. For many suffering at the end of their rope and after the best pharmaceuticals have been exhausted, a fecal transplant has been the solution for many. Despite having been around since 1958, costing virtually no money, having around a 85% success rate, and being all natural, fecal transplants have traditionally been offered as a last resort -if mentioned at all. Partially because of the public ick factor, and also because since it is not approved by the FDA, it is not part of widespread healthcare treatment options. There are only a handful of heathcare providers that will perform the procedure and many patients opt to go to a fecal transplant retreat.
And then there are some folks who choose to try it at home. This article aims to outline the process behind (no pun intended) it. You should have a talk with your doctor if you are considering a fecal transplant and not take this website as advice.
The person donating the feces is always in good health as determined by a medical provider. Usually it is the same blood work process done for liver testing, etc. This is one of the most important components of a DIY Fecal Transplant
Here’s a list of items commonly used for the procedure…
- Couple plastic containers that keep a REALLY good seal
- A cheap blender
- An enema bottle
- Lube (optional)
The healthy donor puts the sample in the tupperware. If doing multiple transplants, some report they use the extra tupperware as the “empty exchange” to trade for the donor’s sample. It should be transplanted as soon as possible. To make one treatment, the sample is put into the blender with about 8 oz. of distilled water a teaspoon of the salt. It is blended and then placed into the enema bag. After the transplant, many patients lay on their right side for as many hours as possible or take a nap. This might be anywhere between 4-8 hours.
Most patients undergoing a DIY Fecal Transplant report significant results within days of a few treatments. A common number of fecal transplantations to perform is 5 to 10 times; doing one per day. For a great number of people suffering from a C. diff, ulcerative colitis, or other gastrointestinal problem, this procedure offers a low cost, low risk option with a high success factor and quick results. Remember to always consult with your doctor first whenever you are considering any medical information or treatments.