Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

Symptoms that are often associated with Crohn’s disease include:

  • Abdominal pain- often crampy- often worse after meals
  • Loose frequent stools (diarrhoea)
  • Passage of blood and mucus
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Abscess or infections or fistula around the anus
  • Mouth ulcers

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease, its symptoms can similar to other intestinal inflammatory conditions for example ulcerative colitis and even in its early stages with irritable bowel syndrome.

Other, but less common symptoms of Crohn’s disease can include:

  • Skin rash
  • Painful and swollen joints
  • Inflammation and irritation around the eyes


What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
or email
If you have private medical care or wish
to pay to see a consultant.
Take this factsheet along to your own
GP and request a referral to one
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