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Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

What Does It Feel Like to Have Crohn's Disease?

Everyone experiences Crohn's disease differently. People may have some symptoms more often than other symptoms, or they may not experience certain symptoms at all. Below is a list that includes some common symptoms of Crohn's disease.

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Abscesses (a localized infection)
  • Fistulas (abnormal tube connecting 2 hollow organs, for instance the vagina and colon)
  • Intestinal obstructions (an object blocking the normal flow of your intestines)

What are the less common symptoms of Crohn’s?

In nearly one-third of people, Crohn's disease may be associated with additional symptoms such as:

  • Joint inflammation
  • Skin inflammation
  • Eye inflammation

See also: Crohn's treatment options, Your well-being and Crohn's disease, Doctors and insurance