Post FMT.

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Napper
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Post FMT.

Postby Napper » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:24 pm

I had my FMT ON Dec. 8. So far, so good. My GI Dr. told me I didn't need to take probiotics. But, I feel I should just in case. Have anyone else continued with probiotics after their FMT?

Also, I'm having surgery on my toe in a few weeks. Should I be taking probiotics before the surgery? I tend to get infections, so am a little worried about needing to go on antibiotics.

Thanks for your help!

MKW
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Re: Post FMT.

Postby MKW » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:40 pm

Hi! Congratulations you are doing well! The theory behind not taking probiotics is you don’t want unnatural bacteria to the GI tract (probiotics) competing with the bacteria that are the real deal and have a better chance of preventing c Diff recurrence.
My doctor and many other posters doctors recommend against probiotics for a few months post FMT.

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Re: Post FMT.

Postby georgina » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:20 am

If your doctor doesn't want you to take probiotics you should listen to him . You already received the ultimate probiotic trough FMT , one that has the ability to implant and grow and second , as MKW said the unnatural bacteria that you get from a pill can compete with you new starter culture. The things you can do to help your new starter culture grow are eating healthy food that is easy to digest and taking a fiber supplement if your gut can tolerate it.

Napper
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Re: Post FMT.

Postby Napper » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm

Thank you for the info. Makes sense.


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