You Can Get a Poop Transplant in a Pill NowAdam Clark Estes10/03/13 4:54pmFiled to: MedicineSciencePoopFecal Transplants672EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkExciting news is afoot in the world of medical poop. Researchers have developed a new treatment for those suffering from Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, that puts gut-saving bacteria in a pill, doing away with the need for a traditional fecal transplant. In other words, you don't have to eat poop.This new treatment stands to help thousands of people every year. C. difficile is a particularly nasty infection that causes uncontrollable vomiting, cramps and diarrhea. It affects half a million Americans a year and kills 14,000. Up until now, the most effective method for treating C. difficile has been a fecal transplant, that thing where they literally transplant someone else's poop into the patient's body. This can be done by a tube down the throat, a tube up the nose or, less ideally, an enema. No matter how it's delivered, though, consuming someone else's poop is pretty gross.