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May 25, 2006 11:31 AM   Subscribe

Stool transplants. How is it possible that this disgusting chestnut has not yet been discussed on MeFi?
posted by stemlot (52 comments total)

 
poop is funny!
posted by gnutron at 11:34 AM on May 25, 2006


Amazing. I have no idea why I've never heard of that. I have, however, heard of young elephants eating the dung of adult elephants in order to introduce the proper bacteria into their gut.

I will have to add these new findings to the lesson plan of my Turdular Dynamics course in the Fall.
posted by redteam at 11:36 AM on May 25, 2006


Dear lord. I did not need to read that right after lunch.
posted by 40 Watt at 11:41 AM on May 25, 2006


No way! You're shi**ing me!
posted by Godling at 11:43 AM on May 25, 2006


))<>((
posted by jrb223 at 11:44 AM on May 25, 2006


Nice find. The look and feel of this suggests it's bogus, but Dr. Aas seems to be for real. On the other hand, sure to check out the professor's Theory of Nate lesson plans.
posted by beagle at 11:44 AM on May 25, 2006


Why, 40 Watt, feeling a little guilty? The Brown Cross needs as many donors as it can get.

Donate some turds and encourage others to do the same. The ass you save may be your own.
posted by redteam at 11:45 AM on May 25, 2006


Dr. Aas ought to collaborate with Dr. Dick Seed.

on preview: lol at Brown Cross
posted by fleetmouse at 11:46 AM on May 25, 2006


Where is the "Aas" tag?
posted by gigawhat? at 11:47 AM on May 25, 2006


I don't know about accepting donor poop. I think I'll have my own preserved and stored in case of future need.
posted by dr_dank at 11:49 AM on May 25, 2006


I have a friend who was fairly close friends with someone who was into coprophilia. I was surprised to learn, I guess 'cause I'd never really considered it, that the way the guy prepared for a date was to take some shit he had previously frozen out of the freezer and re-insert it. That way by the time dinner was over he'd be all set for the ass play that came afterward.
posted by OmieWise at 11:54 AM on May 25, 2006


Dr. Aas knows his shit.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:54 AM on May 25, 2006


Dr. Aas: Oh yes. You wouldn't believe the [flora] I have taken from colleagues since publishing that paper.

A little editor humor?
posted by OhPuhLeez at 11:55 AM on May 25, 2006


Interesting. Somewhat tempting, to solve ongoing intestinal problems that increased substantially after I was treated with strong antibiotics for a chronic sinus infection.
posted by Kickstart70 at 11:55 AM on May 25, 2006


The Google Image Search for "Stool Transplant" is very disappointing.
posted by sourwookie at 11:56 AM on May 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


I can only pray that this is legitimate. I say this mostly because I look forward to it playing a central role in one of the central episodes of the next season of "House."
posted by Drastic at 11:56 AM on May 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


And if it can cure my textural stutters as well, I might ask my primary physician about it, too!
posted by Drastic at 11:57 AM on May 25, 2006


I'm certain the Koran forbids this. text, NSFW
posted by fandango_matt at 12:00 PM on May 25, 2006


Can you trust a writer who uses "alumni" as singular? He does not know his Latin, does he know his um, subject?
posted by Cranberry at 12:05 PM on May 25, 2006


Okay, no lie, I got an ad banner along the right-hand side of the WaPo page with a very prominent picture of an ass. Here's the banner (bonus points for the word "buns" in the filename). Targeted marketing at its best, for sure.
posted by dammitjim at 12:07 PM on May 25, 2006


I'm guessing it is real, Dr. Aas is certainly real, Picture of him, and he seems to be fairly active in Duluth (my home city). Looks like he and I even did volunteer work for the same place at one point... huh.
posted by edgeways at 12:08 PM on May 25, 2006


Interesting. Somewhat tempting...

This happened to me once, and my GP said to eat some "live culture" yogurt. I got better.
posted by RussHy at 12:14 PM on May 25, 2006


Didn't they already make a movie about this?
posted by lilboo at 12:23 PM on May 25, 2006


What you gon' do with all that junk?
All that junk inside your trunk?
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:28 PM on May 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


This happened to me once, and my GP said to eat some "live culture" yogurt. I got better.

9 months of doxycycline killed the flora I had. Since then, about a third of all restaurant food makes me ill. Nice to be a super-sensitive bug machine, in that I now know who keeps their kitchens clean. Not so nice otherwise. Yoghurt my Aas. It's been years and I've eaten a ton of yoghurt and various prebiotics to no avail.

That said, I dunno...
posted by dreamsign at 12:31 PM on May 25, 2006


I'd certainly prefer to discuss this disgusting chestnut.
posted by Plutor at 12:33 PM on May 25, 2006


Did I mention that I'm a donor to make some spare pocket cash?
posted by sourwookie at 12:34 PM on May 25, 2006


Actually, my old roommate was threatened with something similar to this, I think.

He was undergoing treatment for what they thought at the time was Chron's disease, but they weren't exactly sure what was wrong. He had to go through all sorts of tests that messed around with his stomach and digestion system. One day, he came back to the apartment and was all doped up on all sorts of antibiotics and vicodin after a particularly nasty endospecy. I asked him how the tests were coming along, and his response was "If they can't determine conclusively what it is from the endospecy, they're going to make me swap shit with someone else."

Until today, I had no idea what he was talking about, and little desire to find out. Lucky for him the results of the endospecy came back conclusive, and he was spared the humiliation of having a medical professional pouring a tincture of someone else's waste down his throat.
posted by SweetJesus at 12:35 PM on May 25, 2006


Eat shit and thrive!
posted by fandango_matt at 12:38 PM on May 25, 2006


That famous German fetish begins to seem a little less strange. They wouldn't be doing it for the fun alone it seems.
posted by econous at 12:51 PM on May 25, 2006


Is this why my dog eats my cat's poop?
posted by nyxxxx at 1:06 PM on May 25, 2006


I just donated that organ no more than five minutes ago. I feel refreshed!
posted by horsewithnoname at 1:06 PM on May 25, 2006


Dogs eat cat poop because cats have terrible digestion and what comes out is pretty much exactly what went in. Cat food is ridiculously rich to account for this, so cat poop to a dog is like a slice a cheesecake to us.

Or so I learned at my local dog park. Don't tell me that it's not true, because it's comforting.
posted by Hildegarde at 1:33 PM on May 25, 2006


Eat shit and thrive!

lovely. that should be hanging above dr. aas' desk.
posted by Silky Slim at 2:00 PM on May 25, 2006


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posted by slimepuppy at 2:01 PM on May 25, 2006


The acquired sample is entered into the patients via a nasogastric tube (running through the nose into the stomach). 25 mL of the stool sample are injected into the tube using a syringe, the tube is removed,

That seems so pointless, yet oddly comforting..
posted by Chuckles at 2:18 PM on May 25, 2006


Somewhat tempting, to solve ongoing intestinal problems that increased substantially after I was treated with strong antibiotics for a chronic sinus infection.

I find eating yoghurt throughout a course of antibiotics and afterward prevents gastric problems generally - including side effects like nausea that come with erthromycin (sp?).
posted by Zinger at 2:26 PM on May 25, 2006


"I want to poop back and forth." (YouTube, probably nsfw audio) From Me and You and Everyone We Know.
posted by emelenjr at 2:37 PM on May 25, 2006


Will they pay an extra $10 if you "donate" on a glass plate over a paying spectator's face?
posted by Balisong at 2:45 PM on May 25, 2006


Sounds like BULLS**T to me.
posted by republican at 2:46 PM on May 25, 2006


I suppose this is a bit off putting, but it sounds scientifically reasonable to this armchair gastroenterologist.

I went through an unpleasant bout of ulcerative colitis not too long ago. Miserable stuff. A little poop between friends is nothing compared to long term, debilitating illness.
posted by aladfar at 3:19 PM on May 25, 2006


Between the post and OmieWise's comment above, it's suddenly occurred to me that my NecroCard (much like an organ donor card, only giving necrophiles permission to utilise my corpse when I die) doesn't have an opt-out for coprophilia. Fucking is fine, but I'm really not sure I'm comfortable with people pooing on me post-mortem.
posted by jack_mo at 3:31 PM on May 25, 2006


So, I've been giving friends and loved ones shit for years - this means I'm a great humanitarian, right?
posted by stenseng at 4:03 PM on May 25, 2006


))<>((
posted by HyperBlue at 5:29 PM on May 25, 2006


The acquired sample is entered into the patients via a nasogastric tube (running through the nose into the stomach). 25 mL of the stool sample are injected into the tube using a syringe, the tube is removed,

That seems so pointless, yet oddly comforting..

posted by Chuckles at 5:18 PM EST on May 25
Perhaps so the culture will not be exposed to mouth flori?

Really all you have to do is keep your toothbrush on the back of the toilet which is shared with somebody else. Each flush provides a delightfully refreshing accumulation of goodies.

Or how about some energetic tonguing in that area?

Or you could kiss the fingertips of your favorite toddler-- chances are he has been shoving his hands down in his diaper.

It is frightening how many ways I can think of to imbibe a little poo.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:29 PM on May 25, 2006


That's a tough pill to swallow.
posted by Frank Grimes at 5:46 PM on May 25, 2006





I will never eat a chestnut again.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:15 PM on May 25, 2006


This is why we Americans need to elect some Democrats to replace Republicans.

The parallel is obvious.
posted by lathrop at 6:38 PM on May 25, 2006


Still better than what they do to ya for anal fissures.
posted by jewzilla at 6:57 PM on May 25, 2006


Secret Life of Gravy i find your exotic tales oddly erotic. I am not frightened by your thoughts on the consumption of poo. Even a little. Some energetic tonguing of a toddlers anus should result in something referred to rather crassly as a SHITSTORM. I urge you to inform me of any results.
posted by econous at 6:58 PM on May 25, 2006


Well-played, Hyperblue. You did it better than me.
posted by emelenjr at 7:29 PM on May 25, 2006


stemlot, you win ... grossest. post. ever.
posted by pyramid termite at 2:08 AM on May 26, 2006


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