This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
Retarded growth[ more ]
Intestinal blockage[ more ]
|Recurrent aphthous stomatitis||
Recurrent canker sores
For information on the treatment of Crohn's disease, visit the following links:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America:
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Crohn's disease from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America:
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If you need medical advice, you can look for doctors or other healthcare professionals who have experience with this disease. You may find these specialists through advocacy organizations, clinical trials, or articles published in medical journals. You may also want to contact a university or tertiary medical center in your area, because these centers tend to see more complex cases and have the latest technology and treatments.
If you can’t find a specialist in your local area, try contacting national or international specialists. They may be able to refer you to someone they know through conferences or research efforts. Some specialists may be willing to consult with you or your local doctors over the phone or by email if you can't travel to them for care.
You can find more tips in our guide, How to Find a Disease Specialist. We also encourage you to explore the rest of this page to find resources that can help you find specialists.
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
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Where can I get a complete list of all genes that have been associated with Crohn's disease? See answer
I have a friend whose husband has Crohn's disease. She may be pregnant and is wondering what the likelihood is that her baby will have this disease. Is there a test that can diagnose Crohn's disease during pregnancy? See answer
How might Crohn's disease be treated? See answer
My father has Crohn's disease for which he has had many surgeries in his lifetime. His brother (my uncle) also had this disease as a young adult. Can you tell me what percent chance I would have of having this disease as well? My fathers other young adult children do not have it as of yet. See answer