A report published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology states that in infants, colicky symptoms can sometimes be an important indication of gallbladder problems or related symptoms affecting the liver. Colicky symptoms include fussiness, crying, bowel changes and trouble sleeping.
Colic episodes can last from a few minutes to three hours or more depending on the infant and sometimes result in a bowel movement or gassiness. While colic isn’t always tied to gallbladder or liver problems, it’s been found that babies with colic tend to have indigestion in common. Babies and young children are also at a higher risk for acquiring viruses or infections that can cause gallbladder inflammation, especially when they have weak immune systems.