Crohn's and Colitis can cause different symptoms in different people. Not everyone is affected in the same way. Many people with Crohn’s or Colitis experience symptoms that affect their tummy or how they poo. But these conditions may not just affect the gut - it can have an impact on other body parts too.

Our information explains some of the more common symptoms and gives tips on how to manage them.

If you've not been diagnosed with Crohn's or Colitis, try our symptom checker. It can help you decide whether to speak to your GP about your symptoms.

All information about Crohn's and Colitis

Visit all our information to find out more about Crohn's and Colitis, including treatments and practical tips for living with Crohn's and Colitis.

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Helpline service


We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

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If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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