Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease symptoms may range from mild to severe, depending on the type of Crohn's you have. Your symptoms may also vary from one day to another, as remission and flare-ups are common. Symptoms may include:

  • Frequent diarrhea
  • Fecal urgency
  • Abdominal pain, cramping and tenderness
  • Intestinal obstruction or abscess (infection)
  • Constipation
  • A feeling that the bowels haven’t emptied completely
  • Rectal bleeding, causing anemia (lack of healthy red blood cells) in severe cases
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fever and night sweats
  • Fistula (an opening between one part of the intestine and another or between the intestine and bladder or vagina)
  • Skin lesions, joint pain and uveitis (inflammation of the middle part of the eye) in certain types of Crohn's disease

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