Extensive Colic Symptom Checklist
Click the box above the symptom to place a checkmark in the box. If your baby has more than 2 or 3 symptoms on this list, they may be suffering from Colic.
- Kicking of the legs
- Flaring of the arms
- Arching of the back
- Distention of the abdomen
- Developing umbilical hernia
- Continually wanting to suck
- Rooting and sucking
- Inability to stay latched on the breast or the bottle
- Decreased bowel motion
- Pain or passing flatulence and stool (liquid or formed)
- Scratching of the face, ears, head, and pulling their hair.
- Inability to lie flat on back without crying
- Does not want to take a pacifier
- Vomiting, either projectile or just spitting up usually frequently. Usually diagnosed as acid reflux or silent reflux
- Crying with eyes closed
- Not sleeping except for short periods
- Sleeping at odd hours, usually described as having days and nights mixed up
- Crying sounds mostly high pitch and variable with high and lows
- Always wanting to be have motion such as swings, or bouncing
- Always wanting to be held in an upright position
- When being held, always trying to crawl up over the adults shoulder
- Always wanting to be taken for a ride. Calming down with motion and crying when the vehicle stops
- Kicking the legs most frequently the left leg. This is an attempt to help move the descending colon.
- Always stiff and rigid body with clenched hands and contracted arms and legs.
- Usually diagnosed as Lactose intolerant
- Starts at variety of times from birth to 6 weeks
- Decreased weight gain- underfed because of pain
- Increased weight gain- overfed because of pain
- Negative upper and lower GI Studies
- Eventually hemorrhoids or rectal fissures
- Can last for months and years and after 1 year is usually diagnosed as something other than colic such as colitis, irritable bowel, indigestion, heart burn, gastritis, Chron’s, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea.