Colic may refer to: Baby colic – a condition, usually in infants, characterized by incessant crying. Renal colic – a pain in the flank, characteristic of kidney stones. Horse colic – a potentially fatal condition experienced by horses, caused by intestinal displacement or blockage. Painter's colic and Devon colic (lead poisoning) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. If an internal link referred you to this page, you may wish to change the ...
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Signs and symptoms
... Although some people use the word "colicky" to describe any fussy baby, a truly colicky baby is an otherwise healthy, growing infant younger than 4 months of age with very specific signs and symptoms....
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Causes
... No one really knows what causes colic. Researchers have explored a number of possibilities, including: Cow''s milk allergies or intolerance An immature digestive system that causes unusually strong in...
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Risk factors
... There are many theories about what makes a child more susceptible to colic, but none seems to be consistently true. Colic doesn''t occur more frequently among firstborns or bottle-fed babies. And girl...
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When to seek medical advice
... No medications, either prescription or over-the-counter, always relieve colic safely and effectively. In general, consult with your doctor before giving your baby any medication to treat colic. Also b...
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Screening and diagnosis
... Your doctor will likely diagnose colic on the basis of your baby''s behavior. He or she may also perform a general physical exam to see if other reasons exist for your baby''s distress. Doctors consid...
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