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Assess Your Symptoms

Initially, many doctors may confuse the symptoms of Crohn’s disease with other conditions such as lactose intolerance, upset stomach, or irritable bowel syndrome. Over time, if these symptoms do not subside or grow worse, they may be a sign of a bigger problem.

Also, Crohn’s disease is a condition of constant ebbs and flows. Some months or weeks, the disease is in remission or has few symptoms. Then a relapse can occur, and symptoms return.

While considered a disease of the gastrointestinal tract, symptoms of Crohn’s disease are not limited to that. The disease can also affect the immune system responses and cause symptoms such as joint pain, skin rash, or eye lesions.

The Symptoms to Watch Out For

Some of crohn's disease symptoms are bothersome while some are signs of danger. Learn which symptoms of Crohn's disease to watch out for.

How Your Doctor Diagnoses Crohn’s Disease

Diagnosing Crohn’s disease depends on several factors. Learn how your doctor diagnoses Crohn's and what the first step is after that.


IBD is often confused with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, but both have key differences including symptoms, treatments, and triggers.

Is It Crohn’s or Just an Upset Stomach?

Stomach hurts? Learn about the symptoms that help you differentiate a simple upset stomach from symptoms of Crohn's disease.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Learn about malabsorbtion and how it can create nutritional deficiencies in people with Crohn's disease.

Ulcers and Crohn’s

The development of ulcers in the GI tract is a main characteristic of Crohn’s. Read more about ulcers, effects, and treatments.