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Signs & Symptoms Gastroenterology

Crohn's Disease
Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms of Crohn's disease include the following:

  • Loose, watery or frequent bowel movements
  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Fever
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Loss of appetite and subsequent weight loss

During periods of active symptoms, you also may experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Skin problems
  • Fissures, or tears in the lining of the anus
  • Fistulas, a tunnel that connects the intestine to the bladder, vagina or skin
  • Oral or skin lesions

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.