Signs and Symptoms

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

  • Abdominal pain, cramping
  • Diarrhea (bloody stools with colitis)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Itchiness or irritation around the anus
  • Sores in mouth and around the anus
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diminished appetite and weight loss
  • Gas or flatulence
  • Bloating
  • Fever
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue

See your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms.

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

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

strengthen your knowledge of living with crohn's and colitis

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

find a community near you

Your local chapter of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is a powerhouse of health information and support. Through education, presentation and discussion, people can find resources to help them cope with their Crohn’s, and meet others who are living with Crohn’s or colitis.

Visit our Find My Community page to look up the chapter closest to you. It’s in your best interest to get active and informed!


  • 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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