Colic Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 28, 2017
  • Author: Prashant G Deshpande, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The differential diagnosis of infantile colic may include all common and uncommon causes of excessive crying. The following is a partial list of other causes of excessive crying in an infant:

  • Corneal abrasion

  • Hair wrapped around toes and fingers

  • Strangulated hernia

  • Torsion of testis or appendix of the testis

Differential Diagnoses