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How to stop 10day old hiccup .What are its causes.Is it related to heart disease

How to stop 10day old hiccup .What are its causes.Is it related to heart disease

10 days of...: Or hiccups in a 10 day old infant? If infant, call pediatrician. If adult, see md. Could be due to irritation of diaphragm from various causes, e.g. Inflammation of esoph/stomach, lung, liver, spleen; ulcer disease, ; tumor of any of above; heart issues; brain lesions; stress, or other. Needs md evaluation. Rx available. ...Read more

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Hiccups (Definition)

A hiccup is an unintentional movement (spasm) of the diaphragm, the muscle at the base of the lungs. The spasm is followed by quick closing of the vocal cords, which produces a distinctive sound. Hiccups often start for no apparent reason and usually disappear after a few minutes. Rarely, hiccups can last for days, weeks, or months. Hiccups are common and normal ...Read more


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I have these really loud hiccups, kind of sound like barks, every day. This started a few years ago. Hiatal hernia? Celiac disease?

I have these really loud hiccups, kind of sound like barks, every day.  This started a few years ago.  Hiatal hernia? Celiac disease?

Need workup: I am sorry that you are suffering with barking hiccups every day. Go to a doctor to evaluate cause. Some patients with hiatal hernias have symptoms of GERD and or Esophagitis. Untreated can lead to irritation of vagus and phrenic nerves which can lead to intractable hiccups. Don't suffer get help. ...Read more

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Hiccup with intense pain in right shoulder after? History of heart disease

Hiccup with intense pain in right shoulder after? History of heart disease

Needs to checked out: In addition to your heart I might want to assure your liver and lungs were fine. Irritation of the diaphragm can cause hiccups and be associated with referred pain to the shoulder. I had a patient once with an amoebic liver abscess that presented with shoulder pain. Time to see your doctor! Especially given the intensity of pain reported. ...Read more

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What causes hiccups?

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. ...Read more

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What causes hiccups?

Phrenic nerve: irritation causes temporary diaphragmatic fluttering resulting in hiccups. The underlying causes may be multiple including gastric irritation, air gulping or illnesses. ...Read more

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What causes a hiccup?

Hiccup: The most common triggers for short-term hiccups include: eating too much drinking carbonated beverages drinking too much alcohol sudden temperature changes excitement or emotional stress. ...Read more

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What exactly causes hiccups?

Hiccup: The most common triggers for short-term hiccups include: eating too much drinking carbonated beverages drinking too much alcohol sudden temperature changes excitement or emotional stress. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hiccups?

Diaphragm irritation: You can be reassured that they happen to almost everyone at some point, the most common cause is thought to be diaphragmatic irritation. Occasionally they can be very persistent and require medical treatment. ...Read more

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What causes constant hiccups?

Hiccups: Several ongoing processes, such as metabolic diseases, diabetes, kidney failure, electrolyte imbalance, CNS disease, infection, gerd. ...Read more