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What causes a hiccup that causes the the throat to close?

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Dr. David Mann answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Hiccup: Hiccups are due to involuntary contractions of the diaphragm. The cause is usually unknown. Occasionally the cause can be serious such as tumors or severe infections of the chest or neck. See your doctor if this is persistent or recurrent. There is a medication, low dose thorazine (chlorpromazine) which may help.

Answered 4/16/2015

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Hiccups: Involuntary contraction of the diaphragm. Need workup to find exact cause if hiccups persist.

Answered 12/28/2018

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