What are the symptoms of inflammatory Crohn's disease?

In inflammatory Crohn's disease, the small instestine or the colonic mucosa is very inflamed. This inflammation of the small bowel or the colon often leads to diarrhea, fevers, weight loss and anemia. However, you typically won’t have any obstructive symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, bloating and distention or really loud bowel sounds.
The more classic signs and symptoms of inflammatory Crohn's disease include the following:
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain
  • bloating
  • blood in the stool
  • fatigue
  • weight loss
Crohn's disease can also be associated with:
  • fissures or abscesses around the anus
  • arthritis
  • malabsorption
  • rash

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