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Can fecal enemas treat irritable bowel syndrome? My doctor…

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Can fecal enemas treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My doctor diagnosed the treatment, told me it basically isn't curable. I'm taking lexapro, metoprolol, and flecainide, nothing for the IBS.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I can't think of anything.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Yes, this can help in substantial number of patients.

It has been seen that large intestine may have altered bacteria in the IBS. Fecal enema restores the balance of the normal gul flora which relieves and resolve the IBS symptoms. Please read this meta analysis based on various studies done in this regard;

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5473130/

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