Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

Because Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the intestine, symptoms may vary greatly from patient to patient. Common symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, and bloating. Not all patients experience all of these symptoms, and some may experience none of them. Other symptoms may include anal pain or drainage, skin lesions, rectal abscess, fissure, and joint pain (arthritis).

Common Crohn’s symptoms:

  • Cramping – abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Bloating
  • Anal pain or drainage
  • Skin lesions
  • Rectal abscess
  • Fissure
  • Joint pain


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