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How do doctors diagnose colic?

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  • The doctor will check to see if something other than colic might be the problem. It also helps if you tell the doctor: When your baby cries and for how long
  • What the cry sounds like
  • What makes your baby fussy
  • What, if anything, works to calm your baby
  • How often and what your baby eats
  • When your baby poops, and what the stools look like (big or small, loose, or hard)

From: Colic Symptoms Explained WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Patient information: Colic (excessive crying) in infants (Beyond the Basics)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Colic."

Nemours Foundation: "Your Colicky Baby."

Roberts, D. , August 2004. American Family Physician

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Patient information: Colic (excessive crying) in infants (Beyond the Basics)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Colic."

Nemours Foundation: "Your Colicky Baby."

Roberts, D. , August 2004. American Family Physician

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

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