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Cause Of Painful Hiccups
Single, slightly painful hiccups every 5-20 minutes throughout the day for the last month. What's the cause?
Most often: the reasn will nit b apparent qnd it will go away ...Read more
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
I experience 4-7 random 'squeaks' throughout my day. They feel like a hiccup, but are not painful. What causes this?
After a percutaneous coronary intervention (ptca), hard and painful hiccups started. What could be the cause, and which doctor could help?
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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