The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Faecal Microbial Transplant for IBS: is the future orange, brown or colourless?

Who would have thought it? How could anybody seriously suggest treating IBS with an inoculum of somebody else’s faeces? As a society, we are so aversive to the whole idea … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

Faecal Calprotectin: a simple stool test to rule out colitis?

  This is not so much a test for IBS but a test for not-IBS.  Faecal Calprotectin (FC) is a marker released from white blood cells (leukocytes) that are exuded … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Stool Gazing: A Definitive Guide.

In the nineteen sixties before the age of scans and blood tests for everything, medical students were drilled on in the arts of history taking and clinical examination.  Xrays and … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · 9 Comments

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