Fecal Transplant - page 3
by Mommy_of_3_in_AL..RN 30,403 Views | 38 Comments
Ok. I know you shouldnt believe all you see on TV. But the last episode of Greys Anatomy freaked me out. They did a Fecal Transplant on a lady with C diff. I thought..oh lord what has TV done?? People dont actually DO that!!! So... Read More
- 0Jan 12, '11 by nursebreeCheck this article out regarding fecal transplant
- 0Jan 27, '11 by jesswillI do this 2 times a week, on average, in the GI/Special Procedures Unit I work in. Fecal sample is obtained from a blood relative, we put it in a blender with warm water to desired consistency (pretty thin). The doctor inserts the colonscope and goes as far as the TI... I use the biospy port and 60cc syringe to flush through the blenderized mixture. We continue the flushes all the way down to the rectum or we run out of the mixture. Published studies show a 95% success rate in eliminating C.Diff this way. Our infectious disease specialist usually refers the patients to our GI docs. It is actually a brilliant procedure for those who need it!
- 1Feb 4, '11 by DeLanaHarvickWannabeQuote from jesswillI really am not sure I could put poop in a blender.Fecal sample is obtained from a blood relative, we put it in a blender with warm water to desired consistency (pretty thin).
I think it's awesome that this is working, though!
- 0Jul 16, '11 by shytownI contracted C-Diff earlier this year as a result of being on cipro for what I thought was a uti. However, it turned out that my boyfriend gave me Chlamydia and I was treated for C-diff before they found the Chlamydia which then had to be treated with antibiotics causing the c diff to return. I have lost ten pounds in the last month and started out at 130. I feel so sick that I am ready to quit my job, but I am afraid of losing the health care. This option seems like a valid one...but I am wondering is there anywhere in California that offers the procedure? Does anyone know of any neighboring state even? My gastro said he gives up basically rather depressing considering that is how I feel
- 0Jul 17, '11 by robrnYes there are GI Docs that do Fecal Transplants in OR, CA, NV. Dr Schleinitz Medford OR. Dr Stollman San Francisco, CA. Dr Gao Carson City NV. If you can find a GI Doc that will do this procedure in your area I can send them our hospital protocol and procedure.You are going down the right track in pursuance of fecal transplants. They are 95% to 98% effective in curing recurrent C-Diff. Rob CLast edit by robrn on Jul 17, '11 : Reason: correction in a point