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During a fecal transplant, a doctor transplants feces from a healthy donor into another person to restore the balance of bacteria in their gut. In most procedures, a doctor will transplant the donor feces to the recipient through a colonoscope, which is a small flexible tube that is inserted into the colon through the rectum.
A fecal transplant from a healthy donor encourages the recipient’s body to grow healthful bacteria, which can cure a dangerous intestinal infection (clostridium difficile). As your gut is home to millions of bacteria, an imbalance can cause symptoms like diarrhea and other intestinal problems.