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what does it mean when you hiccup a lot

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
You MAY: Have esophageal disease. See a gastro=enterologist.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: It may be benign but sometimes this is associated with irritation of the thoracic diaphragm .
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Hungry baby : I would recommend that you speak to your doctor which the baby is probably seen after one week. But sound like a normal baby. One week old babies have ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Hiccups : are caused by an irritation of the Phrenic nerve which controls the diaphragm. There are many, many causes for this condition which can last for minut ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing! (at least: I hope not) as I've been doing this for years, usually just after a meal. Hey, it's much better than the alternative! Don't worry.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It's even possible to have hiccups before birth; obs sometimes see the characteristic movements of unborn baby's diaphragm on prenatal ultrasound.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Hiccups: For some people it is. If it is non-stop and interfering with the ordinary things one has to do in life, then see a doctor as there are a variety of t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
?: There is no end date for hiccups. Hiccups are normal bodily functions from trapped gas in the stomach. You can be 90 and get hiccups. Not sure what yo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Normal for babies: It is quite normal for newborns to have hiccups. It is a spasm of their diaphragm muscle. The muscle is immiture and therefor often spasms. This ultim ... Read More

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