Using constipated donor sample..

Discussion started by True 8 years ago

My husband is my donor and I have been making sure that his diet has included a lot of fiber and he's very regular with healthy looking stools. Today is the day of my implant and the sample is quite compacted. Should I wait another day or go ahead. Cant hurt can it? 

 

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True
True
Sorry about lack of sources. I have some email threads and some links but they are not organized. Just finished first transplant. Made me feel nauseous for about half an hour which I consider a good sign because I am never ever nauseous-well only when I get car sick.
8 years ago
Maff
Maff
I presume putting the light on only is to keep the sample at body temperature? My biggest fear with keeping it too long would be that exposure to the air will damage or kill anaerbic microbes - the vast majority of those in the gut and faeces. It may be that only those on the surface will be at risk and the rest will be protected...at least for a few hours.

It would be great if you coould share the sources you're referring to with the group when you're not so busy. Good luck with the procedure!
8 years ago
True
True
Thanks Maff for your opinion. I am debating it..I have always read not to put the sample in the fridge..infact a few sources recommended putting it in the oven with the light on. Which is where mine is.
8 years ago
Maff
Maff
Hi True, personally I would wait another day or until your husband's stool is a bit healthier looking. But I can't see how using a harder/compacted sample would pose any additional risks to those already inherent in this procedure (i.e. infection risk).

If you're going to keep the donor stool for a number of hours I would put it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge. I think the 6 hours is about right but obviously the sooner the better to make sure the microbes in the stool are in good shape.
8 years ago
True
True
also wanted to ask..
I have read that its best to use the sample as soon as possible but I have diarrhea every morning for a few hours and my husband only goes in the early A.M.. does anyone know the cut off time for using a sample? I think I read up to six hours.
8 years ago

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