Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

How Will Crohn's Disease Symptoms Affect Me?

That is a tough question to answer. People who have a mild case of Crohn's disease can have diarrhea up to four times a day, little or no abdominal pain, and few or no other symptoms. If your Crohn's disease is more severe, you may have diarrhea more than six times a day, severe abdominal pain, weight loss, and other symptoms.
In children, the symptoms of Crohn's disease can be slightly different. In addition to diarrhea and abdominal pain, children with this condition commonly have a fever of unknown cause and unexplained weight loss. Arthritis may also be an early sign of Crohn's disease in children. Children with this disease may also have delayed growth and delayed sexual development.
Symptoms of Crohn's disease also can come and go. In other words, the disease can go into remission, where the symptoms go away for months or even years. Unfortunately, the symptoms usually return at some point.
Finally, Crohn's disease is likely to cause complications both inside and outside of the intestines. Examples of such complications include a bowel obstruction, fistula, and gallstones.
(Click Complications of Crohn's Disease for more information.)

Final Thoughts on Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

The symptoms of Crohn's disease explained in this article are not sure signs of the condition. Many other conditions can cause similar symptoms. Therefore, if you develop any possible Crohn's disease symptoms, visit your healthcare provider so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated.

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