Severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas or obstruction in the intestines and suffered esp. by babies
acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)
Colic is a form of pain which starts and stops abruptly. Types include: *Baby colic, a condition, usually in infants, characterized by incessant crying *Renal colic, a pain in the flank, characteristic of kidney stones
*Biliary colic, blockage by a gallstone of the common bile duct or the duct ...
: A term for severe pains which grip the abdomen or the disease that causes such pains (due to intestinal or bowel related problems); A medicinal plant used to relieve one of such symptoms; Referring to the colon
a condition in an otherwise healthy baby characterized by excessive crying.
attacks of abdominal pain, caused by muscle spasms in the intestines.
Gastrointestinal result of eating at horse fair food stands.
a prolonged period of crying that infants three weeks to three months old are likely to exhibit, usually at a certain time each day, and often in the evening, that is not caused by hunger or a need for diaper change. ...
Patients with colic suffer from extremely painful cramps affecting various organs, e.g. the intestine, kidneys or gall bladder. The cramps are like contractions because periods of pain alternate with symptom-free periods.
Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of the intestines. The condition is often seen in infants less than three months of age.
Excessive crying in babies for no apparent reason. It is crying that is not the result of any medical problem, pain, gas, or constipation.
Paroxysmal pain in the abdomen or bowels. Can occur from disease in the kidney.
A condition in which a baby engages in bouts of crying for no apparent reason. The baby will clench their fists or draw up their legs whilst they do so. Colic can be caused by trapped wind or a food intolerance.
Bowel pain that is cyclical and coming from any tubular organ (such as the renal, bowel, or biliary).
A word generally used to describe a squeezing or gripping pain, which is intermittent rather than continuous, and tends to come in waves.
Extreme fussiness in the baby which is characterized by a piercing cry, severe abdominal discomfort and inability to be comforted. This occurs most of the time infant is awake.
Leading cause of death in horses. Refers to abdominal pain. Sometimes colic is a simple obstruction in the large colon, sometimes a strangulation caused by a twist in small or large intestine that shuts off food and blood supply.
Infant Colic is a general term for a condition where the baby cries very often, for long periods of time, with no obvious reason as to why. Colic is often associated with digestive problems such as indigestion, food allergies, gas or intestinal cramps.
General term describing abdominal pain in the horse. Ranges in severity from mild to life-threatening. A veterinarian should always be consulted in case of suspected colic.
pertaining to the colon (synonym: colonic)
Doctors usually diagnose colic when a healthy baby cries harder than expected for more than 3 hours a day for more than 3 days a week for at least 3 weeks in a row. Colic is usually worst when babies are 6 to 8 weeks of age and goes away on its own between 8 and 18 weeks of age. ...
Basically a stomachache, but more dangerous in the horse than in a human. Can be triggered by lack of electrolytes, and/or fatigue during a ride.
An attack of crying and apparent abdominal pain in early infancy.
Prolonged periods of crying in infants that occur in the late afternoon or evening. The crying can last for just a few minutes or continue for several hours. Some babies who have colic are simply fussy. Others cry so hard that their faces turn red, then pale.
Spasms of the intestine which cause spasmodic pain in horses. Symptoms include sweating, excessive rolling and kicking at their stomach.
This refers to a horse having an intestinal pain. The pain could come from a range of causes, from intestinal twists to gas.