What The FAQs: Fecal Transplant

What the FAQs is a series that explores the fun and strange everyday science questions you might be too embarrassed to ask, but curious enough to google.

In this episode we delve into the world of fecal transplants, a procedure where stool is transferred from one person to another person, often orally.

The practice dates back to over 1700 and is used to treat Infections associated with diarrhea abnormal cramping and fever . Controlled clinical trials have found the procedure to be 80-90% effective.



  • Producer Andrew Johnson
  • Writer Andrew Johnson
  • Camera Uchenna Nwaogu
  • Editor Nate Reininga