Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease can include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Bleeding
  • Mucus or slime with the stools
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness

Other, but less common symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease can include:

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

For more specific symptoms related to Crohn's disease click here and for more specific symptoms for Ulcerative colitis click here.


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
of our consultants
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I would recommend anyone with any bowel concerns to see Mr Simon Radley. ”
Brian Kendrick. June 2011