Signs and Symptoms

The following symptoms may be signs of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis:

  • Abdominal pain, cramping
  • Diarrhea (bloody stools with colitis)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diminished appetite and weight loss
  • Fever
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue

See your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms.

Watch the short video below for more information about signs and symptoms of Crohn's and colitis. 


Have you been recently DIAGNOSED with Crohn's or colitis?

If you have been recently diagnosed with Crohn's or colitis, check out our Newly Diagnosed page for more information and resources. 

learn more about living with crohn's and colitis

Visit our Living with Crohn's and Colitis page to learn about diet and nutrition in IBD, treatment options, symptom management and other essential information.  


  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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