2016-06-24 13:14:39 UTC

IBD 103: Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

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The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can vary from person to person, based on where the disease is in the body and how bad the inflammation is.

The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are:

  • Belly pain and cramps, often in the lower right side.
  • Diarrhea (loose stool).
  • Weight loss.
  • Rectal bleeding.
  • Fever.
  • Feeling tired or weak.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Anemia (low iron in your blood, which can make you feel weak and tired).
  • Joint pain.
  • Changes in skin (red bumps that are tender when touched).
  • Eye irritation.
  • Delayed development and stunted growth in children who have the disease.


Keep of track of any symptoms, how often you have them and how bad they are before seeing your doctor. Try the MyGIHealth® app to stay organized.

©AGA, July 2016

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