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    Recurrent UTIs and fecal transplants

    Has anyone had any luck in ending a recurrent UTI with a fecal transplant?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...-years/597199/

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    It is an interesting concept and certainly one that is gaining some traction. It works extremely well with some people who have c.diff. It certainly makes sense and could work in a lot of individuals who are prone to UTI's.

    I don't know anyone who has gone this route, but that is not to say people haven't. I will be interested in seeing if anyone who has, posts.

    I would certainly encourage you to explore it.

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    This may sound dumb but couldn’t bacteria in the fecal transplant cause another bladder/UTI infection? I will try anything that would help, right now I’m being treated for the fifth day out of seven for a very stubborn bladder/UTI infection with intravenous antibiotics (Meropenem).
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    It is not a dumb question. The idea behind a fecal transplant is that it replaces the bad bacteria with good bacteria. And the bacteria is site friendly. I am not sure that it will make a difference in UTI's, but if the bacteria is common to your body, it would be less likely to cause an infection.
    ckf
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