Colic - When to Call a Doctor
Call911or other emergency services immediately if:
Call your doctor immediately if your
- Cries in a peculiar manner or for a very
unusual length of time.
- Has not been diagnosed with colic but cries
excessively and also has symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or blood
or mucus in the stool.
Call your doctor and schedule an appointment if:
- Your baby is not gaining
- Your baby has no symptoms other than crying, but you want
to check for health problems that may be related.
- Your baby seems to be acting odd, and you can't
identify exactly what concerns you.
- You have tried
comfort measures repeatedly and have not been able to
console your baby.
Also, think about your own health and well-being. Call your
doctor if you:
- Frequently feel
anxious or think you may be
- Feel that you are not able to
nurture or emotionally connect with your baby.
Who to see
The following health professionals can examine your baby and diagnose colic
or other conditions that may be related to excessive crying. They can also help
you handle the common frustrations of having a colicky baby.