Table 1

Preoperative and postoperative findings from the questionnaires in subjects undergoing laparoscopic sterilisation (controls) or cholecystectomy (gallstones)

  • Data presented are actual numbers of subjects with percentages in brackets, except for defecations/week, where data are median (range).

  • 1-150 p<0.001, p=0.065 v before surgery.

  • 1-152 Often or more (more than 25% of defecations).

  • 1-153 In subjects who admitted examining their stools.