Crohn's diseaseOverview

Crohn's disease is a lifelong condition in which parts of the digestive system become inflamed.


Crohn's disease is a long-term condition where the gut becomes inflamed.


The main symptoms of Crohn's disease are diarrhoea, stomach aches and cramps, and blood in your poo.


The main treatments for Crohn's disease are medicines that reduce inflammation in your gut and stop it coming back. Some people need to have surgery.


The exact cause of Crohn's disease is unknown. It's been linked to things like your genes and a problem with the immune system.

Page last reviewed: 04/04/2018
Next review due: 04/04/2021