College Station, TX
A 21-year-old male asked:
Can adults get colic? what else could cause a very sharp pain on the lower abdominal region?
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Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
5.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Colic: vague term : The original descriptions of colic in early american writings equated the infant problem with a well recognized problem in horses when they locked up their colon due to a bad feed. Today it is understood as more behavioral than abdominal. The inferred symptoms of cramping certainly can occur in adults, but to call it anything more than cramping is a stretch. This is triggered by diet, gas, germs, etc.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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