A 21-year-old male asked:
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hi, i have a problem regarding hiccups . everyday i experience hiccups frequently and without any reason, sometimes they hurt.why is that please?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Hiccough: Is a sudden spasm of the diaphragm causing the sudden pushing of air from the lung. This is due to irritation of the phrenic nerve from its origin in cervical spine all the way to the diaphragm. There are multiple causes and if bothersome and persistent, you should see a doctor for evaluation and advise for treatment.
Answered on Feb 20, 2014
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