An upset stomach can share similar symptoms with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms from Crohn’s disease can include diarrhea, constipation, pain in abdomen, fatigue, loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss, joint pain and anemia. Having an upset stomach does not always mean that Crohn’s disease is present, even though both complications may share similar symptoms.

Symptoms of an upset stomach can include discomfort, pain or burning in the upper abdomen, feeling uncomfortably full after a meal, nausea, or excess gas that causes bloating. An upset stomach can occur for many reasons including indigestion, stress or anxiety, medication, or medical conditions.

It is normal to experience an upset stomach every once in a while. However, if the symptoms are chronic and persistent, then there might be a more severe problem that may require medical treatment. It is recommended that people should speak with a doctor if indigestion lasts longer than two weeks. People with indigestion should seek medical attention immediately if they start to experience bloody stools, frequent vomiting, yellowing of the eyes or skin, excessive sweating or unintentional weight loss.

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