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How long does colic last?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Colic, a condition in which an otherwise healthy infant is crying, fussy, and irritated for more than three hours a day and more than three days in any given week, usually goes away within a few months. But it can be upsetting, frustrating, and hard to handle. Some of the crying may be gastrointestinal (GI) related, but that's not always the case.
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