Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Infant Colic Evaluation

The evaluation of infantile colic starts with a history and physical examination.

The physical exam is normal in infants with colic.

Tests are not helpful for making the diagnosis of infantile colic. However, tests may be necessary to investigate whether another condition is responsible for the symptoms of colic.

Infant Colic Similar Conditions

Conditions that cause symptoms similar to infantile colic include:

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Last Updated: May 19, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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