What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease
Belly pain. The pain often is described as cramping and intermittent, and the belly may be sore when touched. ...
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Too few red blood cells (anemia)
- Small tears in the anus (anal fissures) that may go away but come back again.
- Diarrhea. Diarrhea is a common problem for people with Crohn's disease. Intensified intestinal cramping also can contribute to loose stools.
- Fever and fatigue. Many people with Crohn's disease experience a low-grade fever, likely due to inflammation or infection. You may also feel tired or have low energy.
- Abdominal pain and cramping. Inflammation and ulceration can affect the normal movement of contents through your digestive tract and may lead to pain and cramping. You may experience anything from slight discomfort to severe pain, including nausea and vomiting.
- Blood in your stool. You might notice bright red blood in the toilet bowl or darker blood mixed with your stool. You can also have bleeding you don't see (occult blood).
- Mouth sores. You may have ulcers in your mouth similar to canker sores.
- Reduced appetite and weight loss. Abdominal pain and cramping and the inflammatory reaction in the wall of your bowel can affect both your appetite and your ability to digest and absorb food.
- Perianal disease. You might have pain or drainage near or around the anus due to inflammation from a tunnel into the skin (fistula).
- Inflammation of skin, eyes and joints
- Inflammation of the liver or bile ducts
- Delayed growth or sexual development, in children
- There are times when symptoms reappear or get worse (exacerbation's or "flares") and other periods when symptoms get better or go away altogether ("remission").