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The symptoms of Crohn's disease vary, depending on which part of the digestive system is inflamed.
Common symptoms include:
You may experience all or only one of the above. Some people experience severe symptoms, but others only have mild problems.
There may be long periods, lasting for weeks or months, where you have very mild or no symptoms (known as remission), followed by periods where the symptoms are particularly troublesome (known as flare-ups or relapses).
Less common symptoms include:
Children with Crohn's disease may grow at a slower rate than expected, because the inflammation can prevent the body absorbing nutrients from food.
You should contact your GP if you have:
You should also see your GP if you're concerned about your child's development.