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Table 1 VAS-IBS questionnaire scores before and after in vitro fertilization

From: Autoantibodies and gastrointestinal symptoms in infertile women in relation to in vitro fertilization

  Before N = 123 After N = 123 Follow-up N = 62 Controls N = 65 Before vs. Before vs. Before vs.
  median (IQR) median (IQR) median (IQR) median (IQR) After Follow-up Controls
Abdominal pain 92 (79–97) 86 (68–96) 84 (71–97) 93 (73–98) 0.052 0.041 0.881
Diarrhea 94 (82–97) 93 (80–96) 95 (78–98) 95 (80–98) 0.617 0.778 0.812
Constipation 93 (79–97) 86 (67–96) 93 (73–97) 95 (83–98) 0.004 0.839 0.107
Bloating 77 (61–94) 74 (50–88) 73 (59–95) 80 (39–95) 0.079 0.850 0.861
Nausea and vomiting 95 (87–98) 95 (84–97) 97 (93–99) 98 (92–99) 0.035 0.305 0.011
Psychological well-being 87 (69–96) 78 (52–93) 93 (79–98) 85 (74–96) 0.000 0.036 0.682
Intestinal symptoms’ influence on daily life 93 (77–98) 90 (77–96) 94 (70–98) 96 (75–98) 0.027 0.928 0.703
  1. A lower value of the Visual Analogue Scale for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (VAS-IBS) indicates worse symptoms. Values are given as median, interquartile range (IQR). Wilcoxon’s signed rank test or Mann-Whitney U-test were used. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.