C Diff Fecal Transplant Therapy – 7 Key Facts

C diff fecal transplant therapy is sometimes known as Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT). Because some people suffer chronic c difficile doctors are using a new therapy to dislodge the disruptive c diff from their intestine. Fecal matter from a family member is often sought so that the material entering their system is reflective of local stomach flora. This is then turned into a liquid slurry and inserted into the body to colonise the intestine.

How do fecal matter transplants work?

For most people this introduces a new balance in the intestine and restores the bacteria depleted by antibiotic treatment. This bacteria would in normal circumstances combat the c diff anyway. It is by no means clear as yet exactly how the cure takes place in specific biological terms – but the general theory that recolonizing the colon with healthy bacteria will reverse the c difficile seems to be true. Some research indicates that the reintroduction of Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes elements are part of the cure.

What is a Fecal Microbiota Transplant?

The c diff fecal transplant is inserted into the intestine in one of 4 ways. Via a duodenal tube, a rectal tube, a colonoscopy or possibly via special fecal tablets enclosed in a shell which dissolves in in the intestine . The colonoscopy is favoured as the whole of the colon can be recolonized and the extent of the infection can be clarified during the process. The cure may happen within hours or a few days.

Has the procedure been validated?

This is a not a new therapy, but it has been a rare one until the recent mushrooming of c difficile infections. It has been tested via clinical trials  and we link to information about those below. One of the major trials was extended to include those not receiving the therapy as it was felt to be unethical not to help them recover.

The FDA in the USA did seek to regulate the process and surround every procedure with extensive paperwork. They stepped back from this amidst a hail of protest from front-line doctors who were seeing sick people get well within days.

In late 2015 the BMJ carried an article from those supportive of the FMT treatment that nevertheless called for oversite of the procedure to help prevent cross infection of the patient with a condition new to them: They said:

“We have very rigorous screening protocols for donors to maximize safety. We check for any infections. We ask question about their weight and we won’t let them donate if they’re obese, or if they have colon cancer or polyps. If you do a fecal transplant at home, God knows who your donor is, what you’re transferring,” he said. Read More

Does c diff fecal transplant therapy work?

Success rates of 97% have been noted and those for whom it does not work are often those seeking a fecal transplant for ulcerative colitis. Overall a cure rate of 89% in 275 cases from a round the world has been noted. Initial research also suggest that a small minority who have further c diff infections have been reinfected from another source.

Who can have a stool transplant?

This process is usually a last resort treatment. It will not be the first thing offered with your first c difficile infection. You will also need to find a facility willing to do c diff fecal transplants. Use a search engine to look for ‘fecal microbiota transplant xxxxxxxx. (Insert name of your state or city instead of xxxxxx.)

Who can be a fecal transplant donor?

You will need to find a suitable donor, with family members preferred. You should note that their fecal matter will need to be tested and that much of the cost of the process – usually between $1500-2000 – relates to that testing. This is to ensure that they do not pass you another unhelpful infection. You should also note that heavily medicated people or recent users of antibiotics will not be suitable donors. A ‘fecal donor bank’ is also creating a resource for hospitals so that can can obtain pre-screened fecal matter for use in the procedure.

Is there a Fecal Transplant Pill?

Work is under way to discover the essential elements of the fecal donation that heal the c diff infection. This would then be used to create pills or highly specific targeted drugs that attack some aspect of the infection process – that could then bypass the need for the intrusive procedure. It is also believed that this type of therapy could help several other conditions and research on those continues.

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70 thoughts on “C Diff Fecal Transplant Therapy – 7 Key Facts

  1. Patricia Taylor

    I have cusody of my 2 years old grand-daughter and she has tested posivite three times for C.Difficile. She has been treated at Nemours in Jacksonville Florida. She has tried many compounds in which did nothing. She has stomach pains and cries for hours at a times along with pure yellow, watery bowel movements daily. The bowel movements even burn and she cries. I have been told of the transplant would she be a canidate? We live in Brunswick, Georgia and any one off us would be willing to be a donor. Please help me to help her as she is our life! I do need to tell you she does not talk, walk, stand, crawl, eat or drink. She has a G-J tube I feed her with. I have been to Emory in Atlanta, Georgis for genetic testing still waiting results. We have also been referred to The Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta but there id a 9-12 month wait to get in. I have been fighting since she was about 6 month old for help and to find out what all is going on with nothing as of yet. Any feed back will hep. Thank you

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    1. Lisa Hurka Covington

      In response to Patricia Taylor… I am offering additional information as a c diff survivor. Please see the C diff Foundation website http://www.cdifffoundation.org for more information per pediatric care. The below information is referenced on their site. Hope this will help your dear grandchild.

      Dr. Sujal Rangwalla, a pediatric gastroenterologist providing FMT, experimental treatment
      Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas

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  2. RJ

    Attn: Lisa Hurka Covington and everyone else..

    I NEED help.. I have C-Diff and do NOT have a family member donor that will work. My husband is on too many medications.
    I’m in the near Nashville, TN area.. I’m mid 50’s, female and am so sad I don’t have a donor. I know I would help anyone I could if the situation were reversed. I’ve been fighting this for over a year after I picked it up in a hospital stay and PLEASE I need a donor that lives near me. Vanderbilt hospital is where they will do it. They said I must find my own donor that lives near me.
    PLEASE email me if you have any ideas of someone who can help or just to talk to me about this. I’m scared.

    Thanks SO much. RJ

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    1. Lisa Hurka Covington

      Dear RJ,
      I am so sorry you are going through all you are with c diff, you will get stronger and better. I will keep you in prayers, they are powerful.

      I am enclosing information for you to go to for help with your transplant. Go to http://www.cdifffoundation.org and then go in the search box and you can type in stool bank OR on the right side of the page in category Fecal transplants FMT scroll through the information about the stool back on MASS.

      If you need me for anything further, I am always here for you.

      With warm wishes,
      Lisa

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  3. Lisa Hurka Covington

    I had a fecal transplant in May 2013, and would advise it to anyone with c diff asap. I was cured from the c diff after suffering for 14 months and none of the drugs would kill the infection, went through fourteen bottles of vanco, flagyl, and difficid. I was going to die and I knew it if I did not have the fecal transplant, which if done in the first place it would have saved me so much suffering from the start if I had the knowledge. I do have many illnesses since the c diff, I came down with, roscea, blepharitis/eyes, osteoporosis/spine and hip, neuropathy/feet, teeth problems for not eating in the fourteen month time frame fighting the illness, etc…. I did phone the FDA about fecal transplants last year when they were putting pressure on our doctors to perform them. I told them how could they approve drugs, in my case clindamycin for a root canal which gives us c diff, and making it more difficult for us, when we have nothing else to keep us alive with a fecal transplant. It was not long after I phoned that they lifted alot of what they stated making it difficult for our doctors to help us. I was the last person my doctor did a transplant on for some period of time. Also my insurance company said they made a mistake by paying for my transplant which took months to get them to pay that. Then they said they refused to pay testing for my donor, which they finally did pay after I fought with them for seven months to pay me back after I paid the bills. It is impotant we all speak up and stand together when touched by this illness. If anyone would like to talk to me further you can contact me at speakforthem@aol.com. Keeping everyone in prayers….

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    1. Lisa Hurka Covington

      I need to make sure everyone understands what I stated in my recent comment. I came down with the different illnesses listed in my comment while suffering with c diff. The fecal transpant did not give me the illnesses, it was the c diff that impacted my body.

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    1. admin Post author

      There is a slow down in this type of operation because of new FDA regulations. You need to Google fecal transplant SF bay to see who might do it.

      Dave
      cdifficile.org

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  4. Dreika

    This is ammoral and disgusting. It should be banned. Right alongside the HPV vaccine, abortion, birth control, insulin therapy, antibiotics, stem cell research, all transplants, blood transfusions, antidepressants and antipsychotics, tubaligations,vasectomies,masectomies, hysterectomies ,chemotherapy! It doesn’t matter if it “saves lives” or makes thing more convienant. We all have to die someday, and using repulsive and ungodly means to “cure” things is not helping anyone. They live longer, die anyway, then have consequences.

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    1. Em

      Really Dreika – so my 3 yr old should never have had the chance at any life since we all die someday? You are an idiot.

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    2. Lisa Hurka Covington

      Hope you have grown up, and are more educated, since the last time you wrote this horrible comment. Life is precious. Until you have walked in anyones shoes with c diff, you have no right to condemn anyone!!!

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    3. Lisa Hurka Covington

      Who do you think you are? It is critical you seek counseling, very ignorant when it comes to saving lives. I am 100% for fecal transplants, actually, I had one and will do everything in my power to help educate others about them… Life is worth living!!!!

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  5. Sarah

    Hello! My father has had this issue for 20 months and no meds have helped. I would like him to see a doctor in Louisville regarding his c-diff issues. Any recommendations in Louisville, KY? Thank you!

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  6. Robert Northrup

    For Southern CA. Patients, Suggestion: Inquiry With Any of These Gastroenterologists Dr. Kun in Santa Monica near St. Johns Hospital, UCLA Gastroenterology Group At The Ronald Reagan/ UCLA Medical Center, or Yvette David, MD, Director of Abdominal Diseases, Healthcare Partners, Holy Cross Hospital, Mission Hills, CA. Their skills are excellent. It Is Up To You To Evaluate Their Style For Your Personality. Best Wishes.

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  7. Alex Rich

    I just had fecal transplant in Missoula, MT at St. Patrick’s hospital. It’s only been a month so no bragging rights yet but I feel so much better after being on vancomycin for 2 years and four months. So much smarter to induce screened fecal matter into the small intestine so as to not miss any of those nasty C-diff spores. As I understand it, Duluth MN is the best place to get fecal transplant – they are having over 90% success. I was too sick to travel. All the mixtures of pro-biotics in the world did not help me. My stool is SO much better. Good luck everybody – this is such a terrible illness. Alex – Missoula, MT

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  8. Stacey

    My daughter has been suffering with IBS for 3years now. She had been on many rounds of antibiotics for MRSA. Shortly after she began to have an abnormal hunger pain, bloating and gas and now steady weight gain that won’t stop escalating. We have tried many different probiotics to no avail. We are in Northern California and would like to try the FMT. However, one of her problems resides in her stomach. I have read that the loss of certain bacteria in the stomach causes your ghrelin hormone to stay elevated, causing you to always be hungry. How can FMT help with this as the infusion in inserted into the rectum.

    Thank you

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  9. Amber

    Does the fecal transplant work for further PREVENTION of cdiff and similar symptoms, or just as a “cure”. It’s been 2 years since I’ve had it, but i still have diarrhea on a regular basis. My tests have come up negative, but I still seem to feel it.
    If the fecal transplant can help adjust my system, I’d try it.

    I’m also dizzy quite often ever since cdiff, and no one has an explanation for that either.

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    1. admin Post author

      Only a small number of people who have the fecal therapy seem to have another incident. There is some evidence that this is a fresh infection rather than a return of their previous one

      Dave
      cdifficile.org

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    2. Em

      After my son’s transplant he also came up negative but still had diarrhea. 10 days of Alinia cleaned up whatever comorbid condition or parasite that he had and he has now been completely normal for 10 months. Prior to the FT and Alinia he was on Flagyl and Vanco 5 times over the prior year. It was this site and the FT that gave him back his life. I would urge anyone suffering to earnestly consider it.

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  10. Debbie

    Are there any doctors in the Charlotte, NC area that performs FMT? My 85 y.o. mother-in-law has been dealing with c-diff for about 2 years now and the Vancomycin is affecting her mind.

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  11. thelma

    I am looking for a doctor in the CT area that will perform FMT…pleas help ..sick in CT….sick and tired of cdiff…help me!!!!

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  12. Lee

    In Lima Ohio there is a Dr. By the name of Charles Brunelle that have been doing FT for 19 years… He is a wonderful man and owns his own practice with about 12 Dr.’s Under him… God bless you all and may Jesus take the this away from any body suffering from this.

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  13. Karen

    My Mother is 68 & has had about 6-7 bouts with c diff over past 2 yrs, several which have been life-threatening. Recently, she’s had a UTI & had to take antibiotics which have started it up again. She is still in hospital & willing to try FMT. She has wondered if it was successful & had to take antibiotics again in future, would she be as likely to get c diff again. I have seen the high cure rate but have you heard anyone talk about recurrence after having FMT procedure?

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    1. admin Post author

      The figure talked about re success rate is 97%. Those who suffer again may have been reinfected from another source but the FMT seems to deal with the issue for most people.

      Dave
      cdifficile.org

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  14. Dana

    Em, there is a Dr. Lee at John’s Hopkins that does FMT. I will be calling them on Monday to start the process of getting one for my C – diff. Its called the integrative medicine and digestive center located in Lutherville, MD.

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  15. Juan

    Do you know if any doctors perform the fecal transplant in Florida? My dad is currently suffering through C.Diff in the hospital. Some docs suggest removal of his colon to prevent recurrence- which sounds insane to me, especially with the success rates of fecal transplant. Please let me know if there are any doctors in the state of Florida that will do this procedure. Thanks!

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    1. admin Post author

      We do not have access to information on Florida doctors willing to do this proceedure, If you use the search facility on our site and simply put in the word Florida that may turn up something

      dave
      cdifficile.org

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  16. Karen Fell

    My mother who just turned 83 has had recurring c did foralmost a year. She takes probiotics faithfully. However it has not been successful. We live near Philadelphia. Does anyone know of a doctor near here who is doing these procedures.

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  17. Carleton Elliott

    I am looking for local doctor to perform FMT in Orange County California. Please let me know if you have any recommendations. Thanks Carleton

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  18. Em

    Hello, I have a 3 year old that has been suffering with C Diff since he was 9 months old, he’s been treated with Flagyl, and Vanco, and now I’m planning to discuss Dificid with his doctor (THANKYOU for that info!).
    However ultimately I would like to find a hospital that could do a Fecal Transplant and end this nightmare for him as a lifetime of those medicines is not healthy and may cause resistance. Do you know of any Hospitals or Docs in the Philadelphia area that would do this? I called St. Clares up in Dennville NJ, but they did not have any idea abou this, and all of the Gastroenterologists that I called from their site did not do it (or at least their secretaries did not know that they do it). They are 100 miles away but if i could find someone i would willingly travel that far. Thankyou for all of your help and for this website that is a lifeline for people like my son.

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  19. Suezynne

    My c-diff started with antibiotic use for a cat bite. I suffered 5 months of severe c-diff. It also caused me fuzzy vision, diminished vision (near and distance) and cracking/popping in my ears and they felt like they were blocked for months. I have C-diff back again after taking antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection my body could not kick on its own. My vision went from 20/20 to 20/60 in a matter of weeks and I am freaking out!!! I am wearing two pairs of glasses to read stuff and see the tv. I hope vision will return once I get a fecal transfer (I have seen an opthamologist and he and my Internist cannot find a reason for my vision changes). I’d like good directions on how to perform this myself as my gastro and other doctors do not want to do this procedure despite all I have gone through. I would also like the name of a doctor who performs this procedure in Colorado or Southern California. Thanks in advance!!!!

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    1. Infection Watch

      Readers can reply to this question. Cdifficile.org is still researching this area of treatment with respect to self administration.

      Dave
      Cdifficile.org

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  20. Craig

    My 11 year old son has been battling with c diff for 4 months now. Vanco seemed to be working but the diarhea came back yesterday. I am really interested in the FMT procedure. We are also in northern Illinois and are trying to find a local(ish) doctor that performs this procedure. Any help would be appreciated.

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  21. Mary

    My daughter has struggled with an ongoing/recurring infection for the past two years. We are in northern California, near Sacramento. Does anyone know of a doctor or clinic in northern California that offers this therapy? Thanks for any help.

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  22. Gary Kiedaisch

    Looking for doctors in the Pittsburgh/Cleveland/Columbus area who perform the fecal implannt procedure . Thank you

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  23. Rachel

    Anne can you please tell step by step how you did you at home transplant at home.. (like what supplies will I need) I have had c.diff for 3 months due to a operation.. I just want to get thus over with.. Thanks for Any help…

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    1. Anne

      I went to a local pharmacy and purchased an “urine hat.” You could probably also get one from your primary care physician. It is something that you put on the toliet to catch the fecal matter. Cost about $1. We discarded it after the procedure. After my husband collected the donor material in the urine hat, he mixed it with distilled water (the distilled water was purchased at the local supermarket cost about $2 ) to a consistency of milk. Make sure to take out any matter that will not dissolve into a liquid state. We just used a plastic spoon that was discarded after the procedure. After that he put the mixture in an enema bag that was also purchased at a local pharmacy. The enema bag cost about $17. I stood in the bathtub and inserted the tube that was hooked up to the enema bag into my rectum and when my husband held the enema bag above my head, the mixture went into my bowels. Make sure to hang on to the tube so that it does not slip out of the rectum. It was a very weird sensation, you can feel the matter running through your bowels, so be sure to use tepid distilled water, you don’t want it cold. I held in the mixture in for 30 minutes, which is a little uncomfortable to do, while I stood in the bathtub. After 30 minutes, I expelled the mixture in the toliet by the “traditional method.” I stayed home that day from work because I had several episodes of loose stools that day. I also cleaned the bathtub and the toliet with a bleach and water mixture when the procedure was over, so that no one else in my family would get the C Diff. The bleach and water mixture is 3 parts water to 1 part bleach. Here it is almost two months later and I am feeling great! No more C diff. I know the “ick factor” is very high on this procedure, but it was low cost and worked like a charm.

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  24. Anne

    I did my transplant at home, in my own bathroom, as my doctor recommended. The supplies cost $20. My husband was the donor and it took about 90 minutes from start to finish. I feel great and no relapse of C Diff.

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    1. Anne

      Here I am again, a full 18 months after my in home FMT – feeling great and no relapse of C diff. I would highly recommend it.

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      1. Em

        Hi Anne, yes, my now 4 year old son has been free and clear for 14 months since the transplant. Thanks to this site for saving his life – seriously.

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  25. llhb

    Dr. Kelly in Providence, RI, also does the transplants via colonoscopy. Having mine scheduled and hoping to be in the 90+% cured group!

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    1. JoAnn

      Hi

      Did you have the transplant and did it work? My father is 85 and this c diff is slowly killing him, we are getting ready to see about a nursing home which is a last resort. I read online about the transplant at the lifespan (RI Hospital) website. Is that where you had it done and was it Dr. Kelly who did it??
      Any info would be great as we are having no success with all the antibiotics and this has been going on for about 4 years. My father is all skin and bones, he is afraid to eat and drink, he is a prisoner in his own home and is slowly wasting away and it is heartbreaking to see someone go through this. Please reply with any info.
      I will be calling RI Hospital tomorrow the 18th to see if I can get info and I will also look up Dr. Kelly and try to get an appointment asap.

      JoAnn

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  26. admin Post author

    cdifficile.org has no reason to doubt the above but suggests that readers seek conformation of credentials and testimony from previous patients before undertaking this process with this practitioner.

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  27. Michael McCann

    It is entirely unnecessary to use fecal transplants to treat C difficile infections because some fecal organisms are unable to be identified, and their toxicity is unknown. There is a much better, more hygienic way, and with better results, namely the use of well known non-pathogenic organisms in proven probiotics. These are pure cultures of several combinations of Lactobacilli and Bifido-bifidum with cure rates of >95%, better than any fecal transplant or antibiotic therapy. Where probiotics excel compared to antibiotics is in relapse rates. Why would anyone want to use a fecal gammish or toxic drugs instead of these organisms, some of which have been around and used clinically for centuries? These commercial products are readily available without a prescription, and made by several different companies. I have used them for over 40 years. Michael L McCann MD FAAP

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    1. Karen F.

      I understand that this treatment doesn’t necessarily sound like the ‘be all, end all treatments’ however, I have had C Diff. for over 2 months now, and am on my 3rd course of antibiotics. If this is what it will take for me to get over this stuff, so be it. I have taken Probiotics since starting the first course of antibiotics, to no help. So, there are times when I see this procedure is called for.

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    2. Maria Bruck

      Dr McCann,
      Thanks you for your comments on Fecal Transplants. You mention commercially available probiotics with certain combination of Lactobacillia and Bifido bifidum. Would you be willing to be specific as to the product or ration/ concentrations in a private email?
      I have been dealing with my fathers reoccurring severe boughts of C. diff over the last 9 months with improvement only when on Vancomycin. At this point, Fidaxomycin also does not work.
      Thank you,
      Maria Bruck DVM

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    3. John

      Doing some research on C Diff since I picked it up after a hospital stay and a course of ABs known for C Diff association. C Diff symptoms and positive test showed up 10 days after original ABs were completed. Did 10 days of Flagyl, CDiff came back 3 days after completion. Just finished 2nd round of Flagyl for ~16 days along with more probiotics near the end (VSL#3, Saccharomyces boulardii, and a few others – about 500 billion CFUs/day total). Now I’m in day 3 after completing last round, continuing probiotics plus yogurt, kefir, and a few less exotic prebiotics such as wheat bran, whole wheat, and bananas. (get different opinions on lactose-intolerance induced by ABs and need to stay away from dairy).
      As a scientist by occupation, I am intrigued (not best word) by the effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplant. From what I’ve read, it involves a relatively small amount – 1-2 CC3 / 15-30 grams of fecal matter and enema delivery seems to be as effective as colonoscopy, according to a clinic in Oregon’s website. SO, what makes this method of re-stocking beneficial gut flora so effective? Is it the direct application to the colon, even if only the lower part via an enema, thus bypassing the stomach and small intestine? And/or is it the strains of bacteria being introduced? Apparently from you post, your experience suggests success with selection of two specific bacteria? It wasn’t clear from your post when you referenced 95% cure rate, what regimen you were discussion or what “delivery method” (eg. oral supplements or enemas/colonoscopy placement) or done in conjunction with antibiotics, post ABs, during C Diff symptoms….?? Any additional info here would be welcome. AND, pursuant to your post above, why wouldn’t delivery of specific bacteria known to be the major tenants of the colon via enema be just as effective as finding and screening a donor of fecal matter?

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      1. admin Post author

        We are medical journalists so some of your questions are outside our area of expertise. We will however be updating this page soon with new information

        Dave Roberts
        cdifficile.org

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  28. Theresa Harrison

    i was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer zollinger ellison syndrom, during acourse of treatment for sepsis .i caught that nasty bug c-diff tht was in 2009 i got it again in 2011 may or june i still have it i have gone through so many doses of flagal 7 day 10 days 14 days nothing just feeling worse i do not now if this c diff will speed up my cancer 2009 it was metasttic in my lver i am to high risk for surgeries everything i have read about zollinger is you have3 to 5 years after it in the liver just want to know does c diff speeds anything up

    thank you

    i am a patient digestive diease dr. maton

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    1. Nora Ramos

      Hello Theresa,
      I was diagnosed in 1992 with ESRD & received dialysis on & off for ten years. In Dec. of 2003 I received my first kidney transplant. I was very weak & didn’t know if I’d make it through the surgery. But I thank the Lord first & I thank the Medical Staff for their medical expertise I made it through the nine hour transplant surgery. But about four years ago, I started to get very severe UTIs & then also c-diff. This past year I have been in the hospital every other month and had to stay for 4-8 days, due to the c-diff getting so bad. I just completed my one month home, but was saddened to wake up yesterday to feel the symptoms re-occur once again. But I wanted to tell you, that I will pray for you Theresa, that the Lord will give you the straight that you need as you go through these difficult days in your life. I am sorry that you have cancer. But please be encouraged the Lord has blessed us with men and women that have a love for the medical field and there are always new therapies coming out. Back in 1992 I had to have chemo for my lupus which was the main cause that attacked my kidneys in the first place. All I can remember was that i wanted to see the day that I did not have to visit that chemo department. I will pray for you, but if you would like to say a hello just to tell me how you are doing, I would sincerely appreatiate it. God bless you Theresa. Sincerely, Nora

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  29. Theresa Harrison

    i was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer zollinger ellison syndrom, during acourse of treatment for sepsis .i caught that nasty bug c-diff tht was in 2009 i got it again in 2011 may or june i still have it i have gone through so many doses of flagal 7 day 10 days 14 days nothing just feeling worse i do not now if this c diff will speed up my cancer 2009 it was metasttic in my lver i am to high risk for surgeries everything i have read about zollinger is you have3 to 5 years after it in the liver just want to know does c diff speeds anything up

    thank you

    i am a patient digestive diease dr. maton

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    1. admin Post author

      We are not qualified to comment on the impact of c diff on your other condition. We would however suggest that there are meds other than flagyl. Dificid targets the c diff and is thought to be more effective in eliminating it

      dave
      cdifficile.org

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  30. edward macias

    could you please notify me of a doctor in fresno california who dose this transplant because my mother has it and it dosent seem to be going away at all. also dose this infection cause speach problems because when my mother came to she could not talk well and one doctor told us that there is different strains of c diff.

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  31. E Mathewson

    I have a friend who has had several bouts with c.diff over the past three years. Most recently after a surgery it has shown up again. Am in Northern Ohio. Have seen articles that a study was done by the University of Toledo Medical Center in conjunction with Case Western and others regarding FMT’s. The antibiotics are terrible and she would like to attempt the transplant. Any doctors in our area seem clueless when it comes to this. She is willing to travel but if being done in our area, could anyone relay information as to who and/or what facility to contact. Have tried directly and even spoke to some Doctors at UTMC…led nowhere… Any help or information would be greatly appreciated!

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  32. Douglas Bevil

    Gilbert, there is a Dr. in Athens, AL named Dr. Mohummad he is in the Athens Internal Med clinic. He has successfully completed a transplant with 100% success. Hope this helps. I am a cdiff sufferer and hope to take part in this procedure in the near future.

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  33. Gilbert Gough

    Could you please inform me of a doctor in the Birmingham or Nashville area that will perform fecal transplants? My daughter is very ill with C diff and the usual medicines have not eliminated her problem. She has been dealing with C diff for four years. Thanks.

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