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What other symptoms can develop with Crohn's?

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Other symptoms can develop, depending on complications related to the disease. For instance, a person with a fistula -- abnormal passageway -- in the rectal area may have pain and discharge around the rectum. Other complications from Crohn’s disease include:

  • Arthritis
  • Gallstones
  • Kidney stones
  • Inflammation (swelling) of the eyes and mouth
  • Liver disease
  • Skin rashes or ulcers
  • Anemia

SOURCES:

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “Info for Kids and Teens.”

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Crohn’s Disease.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “Treating Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on July 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “Info for Kids and Teens.”

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Crohn’s Disease.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “Treating Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on July 31, 2019

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