IBD: Crohn's Disease
Signs and Symptoms
Many of the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease are similar. Symptoms outside the gut may include aching, sore joints, skin and mouth sores and red, inflamed eyes.
The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are abdominal pain (often in the right, lower area of the abdomen) and diarrhea. There may also be rectal bleeding, weight loss and fever. Children may suffer poor growth.
What risks are associated with Crohn’s Disease?
Too many people skip potentially life-saving procedures because of misunderstandings and misconceptions about the bowel prep. However, most people who have had colonoscopies, will tell you it isn’t nearly as bad as you think and that the benefits far outweigh the risks.