Crohn's Disease Health Center

Symptoms of Crohn's disease may come and go and range from mild to severe. The symptoms are different and related to  the part of the body that is infected.

Symptoms of Crohn's disease are:

  • painful stomach cramps
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • weight loss
  • loss of appetite
  • tenesmus - pain when passing stool
  • persistent, watery diarrhea

There may be other symptoms, including:

  • constipation
  • wwelling of the eye
  • abnormal connections (fistulas) around the rectal area that may cause pus, mucus, or stools to drain
  • joint swelling and pain
  • bloody stools or bleeding from the rectum
  • ulcers (sores) in the mouth or on the skin
  • swollen gums
  • skin lumps
Review Date: 
June 27, 2012
Last Updated:
June 2, 2014