Woman sees Rapid Weight Gain following Fecal Transplant

February 6, 2015 2:07 PM

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Woman sees Rapid Weight Gain following Fecal Transplant

A woman who was treated for a super bug infection with the help of fecal transplant from an obese donor has reported unexpected weight gain. Colonoscopy was used in this procedure. The stool was transplanted in the woman from her daughter, who was overweight but a healthy teenage girl.

The treatment of C. difficile infection demands stool transplant of the patient. It fights back the bacteria of the so called C. difficile infection. The whole process is known as fecal microbiota transplant (FMT).

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