Menstruation plus Crohn’s affects your iron
Crohn’s causes iron deficiencies in both men and women because it can cause blood loss. But since women also lose blood during menstruation, periods combined with Crohn’s can make iron deficiencies even more severe in women.
It can lead to fertility issues
Trying to conceive when your symptoms are acting up can be very difficult. Fortunately, when symptoms are in recession, many women with Crohn’s manage to become pregnant and carry out healthy pregnancies.