Crohn's Disease Symptoms

Other Crohn's Disease Symptoms

In addition to the common symptoms, other symptoms of Crohn's disease can include:
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Decreased appetite
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Pain, sores, and/or bleeding in or around the anus
  • Anal fissures, which are tears or cracks in the lining of the anus.

Crohn's Disease Symptoms in Children

In children, the symptoms of Crohn's disease are slightly different. In addition to diarrhea and abdominal pain, children commonly have a fever of an unknown cause and unexplained weight loss. Arthritis may also be an early sign of the disease in children. Children may also suffer delayed development and stunted growth.

Problems Outside the Intestines

Crohn's disease can also cause problems in areas other than the intestines. Some of these include:
(Click Complications of Crohn's Disease for more information.)

Severe Crohn's Disease Symptoms

There are a few warning signs that may mean you need urgent medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have any of the following possibly serious symptoms of Crohn's disease:
  • Greater-than-usual amounts of bloody diarrhea or diarrhea more than six to ten times a day
  • Severe abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Fever
  • Unusual fatigue or weakness
  • Bleeding heavily when you have a bowel movement
  • A bowel movement that contains only blood clots
  • Feeling groggy and disoriented.
These may be warning signs of complications or a severe flare-up of your condition, and you may need to be hospitalized for treatment.

Crohn's Disease Info

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