Crohn's disease - Symptoms

What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

The symptoms vary from patient to patient. Moreover, they depend on the affected section of the digestive tract. The symptoms of Crohn's disease are similar to those of ulcerative colitis. Sometimes, at the beginning of the disease, the person affected experiences symptoms that are not directly attributable to the digestive system. Physicians call this extraintestinal manifestations.  With Crohn's disease, joint pain is not uncommon.

Typical symptoms of Crohn's disease:

  • Diarrhea (lasting for many weeks)
  • Cramp-like pain in the lower abdomen on the right side
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Light fever