What are the symptoms of IBD?

The main symptoms are:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in the stools
  • Poor appetite & weight loss

However, there may be other symptoms including:

  • Mouth ulcers
  • Red painful eyes 
  • Painful, swollen joints 
  • Painful red lumps on the skin, usually on the legs 
  • Swelling & soreness round the anus

Symptoms will be discussed in more detail in respective sections on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

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