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Can adults get colic? What else could cause a very sharp pain on the lower abdominal region?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Richard Foullon
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Constip./bladder Inf
Right or left lower sharp or colicky abdominal pain may be caused by descending uvj ureteral (kidney stones); lower midline intermittent sharp or colicky supra pubic abdominal pain may be caused by a bladder infection; lower midline and / or left lower quadrant intermittent sharp or colicky abdominal pain may be caused by colitis, diverticulitis, or constipation.

In brief: Constip./bladder Inf
Right or left lower sharp or colicky abdominal pain may be caused by descending uvj ureteral (kidney stones); lower midline intermittent sharp or colicky supra pubic abdominal pain may be caused by a bladder infection; lower midline and / or left lower quadrant intermittent sharp or colicky abdominal pain may be caused by colitis, diverticulitis, or constipation.
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