Fecal bacteriotherapy has also recently been investigated as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). There's a certain "ick" factor when considering this treatment, but one study showed that people with IBD were very willing to undergo this therapy. In actuality, the treatment involves transmitting bacteria through a nasogastric tube, which is not going to involve any actual stool.
Fecal bacteriotherapy is in the news most recently because a small boy who was very ill with a C difficile infection received the therapy with stool matter obtained from his mother. JoNel Aleccia reports for NBC News that the boy's mother "didn't blink." And why should she have any reservations? Here is a therapy that could result in a very good outcome for her son, and the only difficulty in administering it would be the insertion of a nasogastric tube. This young child was frail and gravely ill, and this simple therapy resulted in almost immediate improvement for him. It may have very well saved his life.
I actually don't know why this therapy isn't being studied and used more widely for IBD and other digestive disease. Honestly, when you've been as ill as many people are with IBD, a little fecal matter and a nasogastric tube is a small price to pay to feel better. Wouldn't you agree?