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We have a 2 week old baby boy who seems to be constantly straining.

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We have a 2 week old baby boy who seems to be constantly straining. He tenses up very tight and gets very hot. Some bad spells can go on for an hour or so. He is breast feeding and is changed very regularly and the mid wives have mentioned colic but the Osteopath said it wasn't. We are constantly trying to wind him with no relief. He seems to be getting worse and seems to be in terrible pain. We are considering going to a private specialist. Can you help?
I am Doctor Thomas, a double board certified doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine, with advanced training in several other fields. I am a clinician of over 20 years experience. I will give you an initial answer or ask you a question, but be sure to use reply to expert to communicate with me as needed.
He needs to have a pediatrician exam his anal sphincter....
Sometimes this can be abnormally narrow and need to be dilated.
This is one possibility.
Colic is a more common problem.
He needs an exam however, since there are also stomach and bowel problems that can occur in newborns, although you are not describing these symptomatically.
I would get him to the GP immediately, and as for a referral if needed.
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