Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT
) is when stool from a healthy donor is made into a liquid mixture and transferred into the colon of a different person
to try to reintroduce or boost helpful organisms. FMT is primarily used to treat Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection
that has occurred multiple times despite adequate antibiotic treatment
, though there is ongoing research to find out if FMT may work for other health issues
Be part of the FMT National Registry
If you are considering FMT, ask your doctor if he or she participates in the AGA FMT National Registry data collection project. Our goal is to track 4,000 patients for 10 years. The data we collect will allow us to identify potential short-term adverse outcomes and to search for long-term safety concerns, such as development of chronic conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, obesity and diabetes. Please contribute to advancing the future of FMT.