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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Technically, colic is "unexplained crying"; but lots of babies who have colic, get better with change to a hypoallergenic formula or breast milk.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Swaddle and bounce: Imitating life in the womb seems to be most effective. Tightly swaddle & then hold the baby over your forearm, tummy down, while gently bouncing & wal ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Standard Definition: Early on, researchers came up with a standard description to bring some uniformity in assessment & proposed treatments. The rule of 3's describes cryi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
38 years experience in Pediatrics
Colic: Colic is abdominal pain, usually caused by gas. In infant, it occurs quite freuently between the ages of 2 weeks and 2 months.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: They can cause biliary colic. But not all gallstones cause symptoms and not all cases of biliary colic are from gallstones.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
No : It may have similar symptoms but they are different.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Many things: Try gas drops, they help sometimes. Swaddling can be helpful. Sometimes white noise (clothes drier, vaccuum cleaner, heart sounds etc.) helps. Some ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Several weeks. : If a female has been breastfeeding her baby while taking Prozac (fluoxetine) continuously, then drug levels can build up in the infant. Also, if there ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
14 years experience in Pediatrics
BM trigger: The gastrocolic reflex is basically the urge to defecate when food enters the stomach. If someone is calling it excessive, then at least to them it is ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience in Pediatrics
Extreme fussiness: This condition occurs when an otherwise healthy infant (less than 3 months) screams for an unknown reason. It can be frustrating to parents because it ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Progresses: Biliary colic can result from gallstones or biliary dyskinesia. If it gets worse over time , one may need to consider having the gall bladder removed.
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Crying: Crying for greater than 3 hours per day for greater than 3 days per week at 3 weeks of age suggest colic. These children by definition are otherwise ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Cohen
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Gallstones: Yes. Blocking the bile duct , the stones cause a backup of bile coming out of the liver into the gallbladder. Excessive bile leaks into the blood stre ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney stone: Colic is pain described by patients passing kidney stones , generally very painful as the stone travels the passage from the kidney to the bladder, an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
49 years experience in Pediatrics
GERD/Colic: Yes, the discomfort from esophagitis associated with gerd can be difficult to distinguish from the presumed discomfort of intestinal peristalsis asso ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Kozakowski
17 years experience in Urology
Treat the blockage: Renal or ureteric colic is caused by an underlying blockage of the kidney or ureter, commonly caused by a stone or by a congenital malformation of the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
While having colic?: Not a good combo if biliary colic occurring. Typically onset with fatty foods, so e.g. Pepperoni pizza and beer is not unusual trigger. If history o ... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Right upper abd pain: Gallstones can cause no symptoms or pain in the upper abd especially when eating fatty food. Go to your doc for referral for ultrasound. If you have s ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Vandusen
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably gastroenteritis: You should be seen to assess for dehydration and more serious conditions such as appendicitis or cholecystitis, especially if you have never had anyth ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgr ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
As for anyone: Many people have gallstones and most give little or no trouble. You'd get the idea from reading the internet that most diseases can be made to improve ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Pain: Biliary colic is abdominal pain usually located in the right uppwer quadrant of the abdomen under the ribs. It can be precipitated by eating a meal h ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
27 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Yes: Operated on one yesterday.
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Dr. Russell Faust
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes, it can. It is also as likely that discomfort is due to teething, or reflux.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in Pediatrics
I think you mean : gastro-colic reflex- it is one of the physiological reflexes in the gi tract. Essentially, it is the urge to have a bowel movement after you have had ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
The evidence says...: There is no evidence that anything helps prevent gall stones. However, if you avoid being overweight, avoid drinks high in sugar and fat, and avoid t ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Sono doesn't sound..: like stone. Needs further evaluation. see urologist, likely CT scan.
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A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: I suppose the people who put up with this are running out of patience. There is no evidence based studies that support this type of therapy if indeed ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
And your question?: ...How can we help you?
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Surgery: Surgery would be the most definitive way to tackle this issue and get rid of your abdominal pain.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
With difficulty: Colic generally occurs with 2 weeks of birth and invokes poor handling of gas in the stomach. If Mom is breast feeding avoid any foods that seem to ma ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
INFANT COLIC: Infant colic is common among boys lasting for 3 months. There are antispasmodic rx available like Levsin (hyoscyamine) gtts. You just have to ask you ... Read More
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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Treating colic: If it really is colic - or "excessive infant irritability syndrome" - it likely will disappear by 3-4 months on its own. However, some techniques hav ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually: I believe that infantile colic has a cause, which if identified can be corrected. Examples are formula intolerences, hidden acid reflux and mechanical ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Gripe Water: Gripe water is available over the counter, very popular in great britain and available in the usa. This works for many infants. Also check out the bo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Grosso
39 years experience in Pediatrics
May not be allergy: Actually, "infantile colic" isn't an allergy, but prolonged non purposeful crying that usually peaks between between 4 and 12 weeks of age. "gassines ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: I have not heard this, nor is it my professional or personal experience.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs according to the mayo clinic, oral birth control pills contain hormones that prevent ovulation and reduce the se ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Remove diseased GB: Biliary colic occurs when a stone tries to exit the gallbladder. Stones form from stone-prone bile and/or damaged gallbladder, with poor emptying. S ... Read More
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