If you have Crohn’s or Colitis you may be more likely to develop weaker bones (osteoporosis) or low bone mass. This can mean bones break (fracture) more easily if you have a minor fall. Inflammation in the gut, taking steroids, low levels of calcium and vitamin D or removal of parts of the small bowel can all contribute to bone loss if you have Crohn’s or Colitis.
You could get a bone density test or blood test to check your vitamin D and calcium levels. Ask you IBD nurse for more advice.