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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: An ultrasound of your diaphragms may reveal a possible cause of your symptoms.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Find cause: Continuous hiccuping can be due to anything from disease irritating the diaphragm to a medication side effect to a goiter pressing on the phrenic nerv ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Diaphragm : Irritation of the diaphragm causes hiccups. Usually due to swallowed air, but it can be a sign of a more serious problem and should be seen if it pers ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possible causes: I agree with dr. Hines. Some possible causes of hiccups can include: drinking too much alcohol or carbonated beverages, eating too fast & swallowing a ... Read More
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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Phrenic nerve: irritation causes temporary diaphragmatic fluttering resulting in hiccups. The underlying causes may be multiple including gastric irritation, air gul ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Hiccups: Hiccups for three weeks are not good. You already gave one reason of overeating. Cut down on your eating. Chew properly. No carbonated drinks, alcoh ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
28 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Hiccups: Hiccups rarely tend to be persistent. If they are ; affecting your quality of life, you should see your doctor. Hiccups is not a disease but a symptom ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Hiccup: The most common triggers for short-term hiccups include: eating too much drinking carbonated beverages drinking too much alcohol sudden temperatur ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Spasm: A hiccup is a sudden involuntary contraction of the diaphragm. They can happen if the phrenic nerve (the one that innervates the diaphragm) is irritat ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: Common triggers for short-term hiccups: eating too much, alcohol and carbonated beverages, sudden temperature changes, excitement or emotional stres ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
26 years experience Pediatrics
It's Normal: Most babies get hiccups frequently in the first 2-3 months, especially after eating. They usually bother the parents much more than the child, and no ... Read More
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