What is Fecal transplant?

Category: Procedures


Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is the process of transplantation of fecal flora from a healthy individual into a recipient. It can be used to treat Clostridium difficile infections, colitis, constipation, irritable bowel syndrom and possibly neurological conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
C. diff (Clostridium difficile) infection 1 1
Chronic pain syndrome 1 1
Irritable bowel syndrome 1 1
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fecal transplant

Side effect Patients
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Fecal transplant

May 19, 2012 (Started May 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: My rational for having this procedure done is a report of a person with MS whose progression seemed to stop after the FT. The 'theory' is that either there are certain strains of bacteria that produce compounds your motor neurons need or there are certain strains that produce toxins. The idea of a transplant is to restore your intestinal flora to a healthy state. There is no scientific evidence to support any of this. On to the evaluation. One surprising change I noticed is that my muscles are no long cramping at night (its only been two nights so far). Usually I wake up in the middle of the night 5 to 10 times with a painful muscle cramp in my calf or thigh. The first night after the procedure I slept all through the night. I awoke in the morning somewhat surprised.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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