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The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are abdominal pains, diarrhea, weight loss and fever. Other symptoms include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, bloody stools, obstruction symptoms, joint pains and ailments in the mouth and anal area. The symptoms can be continuous or recur every few weeks, months or even years, disappearing in between. The symptoms depend on the extent, severity and location of the inflammation.

In children, delayed growth and development or aphthous ulcers and mucous membrane changes can be the first symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

In addition to digestive tract symptoms, there can be symptoms of joints, skin and eyes.