Colic is a form of pain which starts and stops abruptly. Types include:
  • Baby colic
    Baby colic
    Colic is a condition in which an otherwise healthy baby cries or displays symptoms of distress frequently and for extended periods, without any discernible reason...

    , a condition, usually in infants, characterized by incessant crying
  • Renal colic
    Renal colic
    Renal colic is a type of abdominal pain commonly caused by kidney stones.-Presentation:The pain typically begins in the abdomen and often radiates to the hypochondrium or the groin. The pain is often colicky due to ureteric peristalsis, but may be constant...

    , a pain in the flank, characteristic of kidney stones
  • Biliary colic
    Biliary colic
    Biliary colic is pain associated with irritation of the viscera secondary to cholecystitis and gallstones. Unlike renal colic, the phrase 'biliary colic' refers to the actual cholelithiasis....

    , blockage by a gallstone of the common bile duct or cystic duct
  • Horse colic
    Horse colic
    Colic in horses is defined as abdominal pain, but it is a clinical sign rather than a diagnosis. The term colic can encompass all forms of gastrointestinal conditions which cause pain as well as other causes of abdominal pain not involving the gastrointestinal tract. The most common forms of colic...

    , a potentially fatal condition experienced by horses, caused by intestinal displacement or blockage
  • Devon colic
    Devon colic
    Devon colic is an affliction caused by lead poisoning which was suffered by the people of Devon during parts of the 17th and 18th centuries....

    , an affliction caused by lead poisoning
  • Painter's colic or lead poisoning
    Lead poisoning
    Lead poisoning is a medical condition caused by increased levels of the heavy metal lead in the body. Lead interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, and reproductive and nervous systems...

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