ASD: Will they cut her open to implant the shit? Or can she just eat shit? Why can’t she just swallow the bacteria without the shit? This isn’t being done by one of those shady clinics down in Mexico, is it?
You either get the feces inserted up your ass by having a colonoscopy or down through a nasal tube. The doctor said that if she chose the nasal tube, she would neither smell nor taste the poop.
I’m not sure why they can’t just insert the bacteria, but I think it may be because there are so many varieties of bacteria in one’s intestines. Apparently, each person has a unique combination of bacteria, but people who are related have similar strains, so if you get a fecal transplant, you should get it from a relative. It isn’t imperative, though.
Most insurance plans to not cover fecal transplants, so if you need one you may have to go to a University, as my friend is doing.
One more thing…..if you for any reason need to take a lot of strong antibiotics, it is sensible to store a small quantity of your own feces in the freezer, just in case you need it. Antibiotics kill good bacteria as well as bad and one’s intestinal tract can get all screwed up as a result of it. Obviously, if you need a fecal transplant, it is best to get it from yourself. Sort of like storing your own blood before an operation.
Here is more info if you are as fascinated as I am about this procedure.