Outcome of gastrointestinal symptoms after liver transplantation. The total and lower gastrointestinal (GI) symptom scores had both increased significantly over time (p < 0.01, for both), whereas no significant change was found for upper GI symptom scores (p = 0.09). Nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite were regarded as upper GI symptoms, whereas constipation, diarrhea and fecal incontinence were regarded as lower GI symptoms. Unintentional weight loss was added to the total GI symptom category. All symptoms were evaluated with a 10-point rating scale and, thus, the maximum possible score was 70 for the total GI symptom category (dashed y axis), while only 30 for both the upper and lower GI symptom categories (solid y axis). Only patients who had completed all three sets of questionnaires were included (n = 57). P < 0.05 was regarded as statistically significant.