What are the signs and symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases?
Symptoms related to inflammation of the GI tract:
- Persistent diarrhea
- Rectal bleeding
- Urgent need to move bowels
- Abdominal cramps and pain
- Sensation of incomplete evacuation
General symptoms that may also be associated with IBD:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight Loss or poor weight gain
- Night sweats
People suffering from IBD often experience loss of appetite and may lose weight as a result. A feeling of low energy and fatigue is also common. Among younger children, IBD may delay growth and development.