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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Technically, colic is "unexplained crying"; but lots of babies who have colic, get better with change to a hypoallergenic formula or breast milk.
Dr. Paul Trani
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Colic is still a mystery to us in the infant field, but what we do know is that it's more of a developmental issue than a gastrointestinal issue. We a... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Colic is a behavior where a baby has unconsolable bouts of fussiness for hours. For some babies these episodes can be caused by formula intolerances a... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Crying...: Uncontrollably and repeatedly, often at the same time of day, and for no apparent reason. It can look like there's a lot of pain, even if there i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Colic: Colic is abdominal pain, usually caused by gas. In infant, it occurs quite freuently between the ages of 2 weeks and 2 months.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unexplained crying: The research description uses a rule of 3's. 3hrs of unexplained crying at least 3hrs/day in the 1st 3 months.By definition it is not due to illess or... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Fixable: Colic is uncontrolled fussiness in an infant for hours at a time frequently thru the day. It refers to a behavior. Many say there is no cure, but i be... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Widman
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Colic: Yes but has little effect. Colic is tough but fortunately short lived. Lasted about 2 weeks with my kids.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Adult colic: Adult colic may be an alarm signal. Its best to get checked out asap.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Repetitive pain: Colic refers to the back and forth cramping pain in the abdomen. Many think only babies get colic but adults can be affected too. If this is severe an... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Stressful: This is a very stressful time for your family. Colicky babies demand constant attention. You are sleep deprived already, then on top of that, you hav... Read More
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Crying excessively: Pediatricians define colic as crying for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days per week, usually for 3 weeks or longer. There is usually no discernible rea... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: I have never heard of the term "adult colic". Recurrent episodes of abdominal pain should be evaluated by a doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
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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