What are the common symptoms of Crohn’s disease?

When the disease is active, signs and symptoms may include:
 
  • Diarrhea. Intensified intestinal cramping also can contribute to loose stools.
  • Fever and fatigue likely due to inflammation or infection.
  • Abdominal pain and cramping. Inflammation and ulceration can affect the normal movement of contents through the digestive tract and may lead to pain and cramping. 
  • Blood in your stool. You can also have bleeding you don't see (occult blood).
  • Mouth sores. You may have ulcers in your mouth like 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 causes pain or drainage near or around the anus due to inflammation from a tunnel into the skin (fistula).
  • Anemia may occur if you lose a lot of blood.
  • Anal fissures are painful cracks in the skin of the anus. 
 
You may have no symptoms for a long time, even years. That is called being in remission. There is no way to know when remission may occur or when your symptoms will return.
 
 
crohn's disease symptoms
 
 

Sources
  • "Crohn's Disease | NIDDK." National Institutes of Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
  • Tidy, Dr Colin. "Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Symptoms." Crohn's Disease | Symptoms | Patient. Patient.info, n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
  • Konkel, Lindsey. "What Is Crohn's Disease?" Crohn's Disease - Prevelance, Causes & Risks | Everyday Health. Veryday Health Media, LLC, 10 Mar. 2017. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
  • Crohn's Disease." Crohn's Disease | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library, n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
  • "Crohn's Disease." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 14 Aug. 2014. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.

 

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