The symptoms of Crohn’s disease often develop gradually. Certain symptoms may also become worse over time.
The earliest symptoms of Crohn’s disease can include:
- abdominal cramps
- blood in your stool
- a fever
- a loss of appetite
- weight loss
- feeling as if your bowels aren’t empty after a bowel movement
- feeling a frequent need for bowel movements
More severe symptoms may include:
- a perianal fistula, which causes pain and drainage near your anus.
- ulcers that may occur anywhere from the mouth to the anus.
- inflammation of the joints and skin.