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A 23-year-old female asked:

why do i get hiccups so often when i drink? big red, coke, usually while drinking out of a straw.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hiccups: Some people develop hiccups when they drink alcohol or carbonated beverages. Take care.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Hard to say.: some foods or drinks in certain forms give a person hiccups, it is an individual thing. Why one form of a food or drink causes hiccups in one person but not another, no one knows. I get hiccups every time I eat fluffy white rice with just butter & salt & pepper. In no other form does it happen. I think it is because there is more air in between the grains. With you, more bubbles/air in straw?
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Oct 6, 2015

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