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My girl has become 3 and a half month old. For 3-4 days she is under discomfort a lot of time for the day. It seems she has some issues with her stomach. Maybe stomach pain etc. But we are not sure. She starts crying anytime.

Can you guide what could be the problem? Or what additional info shall I provide to you?

Dear Ashis,

Gas-related problems of the infant's tummy are commonly seen before 4 months of age, so I don't think this is infant colic. Also, you mentioned that she is irritable and cries, but I do not know if there is a viral problem (stomach-flu), a more serious dysentery (if she has loose motions with blood or stickiness), a throat infection (tonsils can, when inflamed, also cause tummy pain) or something else. You should probably take her to a pediatrician.

Dr. Taher

P.S. revert to me with more information such as whether she has fever, vomiting, loose stools, where exactly is her pain (on the right side upper abdomen, in the stomach area, or lower down)and how is her intake of food. Also, please tell me if there have been any other symptoms.


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