Crohn’s Disease Symptoms

  • Diarrhoea : Diarrhoea is a common symptom of Crohn's disease. However, the frequency would be high and can range from 10 to 20 times a day. They may have to wake up at night and need to go to the bathroom. Crohn's disease may sometimes cause blood in stools, but not always.

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  • Fever and fatigue : Another symptom of Crohn's disease is that people experience a low-grade fever due to inflammation or infection. They also encounter low energy level and extreme tiredness.
  • Abdominal pain and cramping : The disease can affect your entire GI tract and could be progressive leading to severe intestinal destruction. The progressive inflammation and ulceration can disrupt the movement through your digestive tract which leads to pain and cramping.

Reduced appetite and weight loss : The inflammatory reaction in the intestinal walls of your bowel can affect both your appetite and your ability to digest and absorb food. This can lead to sudden weight loss to your system as it affects your metabolism.

 Mouth sores : They would also develop ulcers in mouth.

Perianal disease : There might be pain or drainage near or around the anus due to inflammation from a tunnel into the skin.

Children with Crohn’s disease would grow slow as the inflammation would prevent the body from absorbing nutrients.