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What does it mean when you hiccup a lot

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
You MAY: Have esophageal disease. See a gastro=enterologist.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: It may be benign but sometimes this is associated with irritation of the thoracic diaphragm .
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
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
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many causes: Common triggers for short-term hiccups: eating too much, alcohol and carbonated beverages, sudden temperature changes, excitement or emotional stres... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
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.
A member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: It's even possible to have hiccups before birth; obs sometimes see the characteristic movements of unborn baby's diaphragm on prenatal ultrasound.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
?: 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
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