A 35-year-old member asked:
is it normal to have hiccups a lot after age 5yr?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
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 treatments available. But most cases do not require any specific treatment other than waiting them out.
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Why do hiccups occur ?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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 treatment is required. However, if you feel your baby is uncomfortable, and you can get him to latch on to the breast or bottle, a few more swallows of milk usually helps them resolve.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
If someone often gets the hiccups, is it reason for concern?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Generally no: For the most part, hiccups are a mild diaphragmatic spasm, and can happen after eating, sometimes with spicy foods, or other unknown reasons. Some can get them with stress. If they are short lived, and not causing debillitation, they are ok. If they are prolonged or come with other odd symptoms, they can be a sign of further issues.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
What causes hiccups?
4 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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 persists.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Is there any great ideas on how to stop hiccups?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
General Practice 40 years experience
Hiccup cure!: My hiccup cure is one of the two things i hope to be remembered for when i've left this world. You know how hiccups surprise you? Slow your breathing down enough to surprise the hiccup, by getting in front of it. It will never come.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What could cause one to hiccup for no reason?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
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