Participants must meet certain criteria and there is a screening process for fecal donors. Patients may not be in remission, on biologic therapy, or be using probiotics.
Fecal Microbiota Transplants are a newer form of therapy that more and more ulcerative colitis patients are beginning to use.
Question 1: What are the main requirements to be a good Fecal Transplant Donor? Health: I suggest the Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Workgroup criteria as the baseline for determining a good donor. That means no infectious disease, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal disease, atopic disease, blood sugar dysregulation, mood disorders, or chronic pain, and lab tests showing the donor to be negative for blood and fecal transmissible pathogens.… Read More »Fecal Microbiota Transplant Questions and Answers
Introduction to Mark Davis, ND: I don’t have UC. I’m a naturopathic doctor in Portland, Oregon, and one of my focuses is Ulcerative Colitis. Fecal Microbiota Transplant As a student clinician at the National College of Natural Medicine, one of my mentors was Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, an ND who specializes in treating people with inflammatory bowel disease. While doing research to help one of our… Read More »Have You Considered Fecal Microbiota Transplantation? Poop Transplants