Poo it yourself: the rise of DIY faecal transplant

Genevieve had exhausted all drug therapies for her Crohn’s condition. After a final severe flare her doctor told her the only remaining option was surgery. However she’d heard about faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) and decided to give it a try.

She did the transplant at home using her husband as donor, although “I didn’t have him tested for anything. Basically I decided that I knew he had no scary diseases...”

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