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Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more


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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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After I hiccup, it feels like im going to stop breathing, and sometimes I get heart palpitations. Does this sound familiar? What could be going on?

After I hiccup, it feels like im going to stop breathing, and sometimes I get heart palpitations. Does this sound familiar? What could be going on?

Palpitations: Sometimes the sensation of diaphragmatic spasm (hiccup) can be confused with irregular heartbeats. That's the most serious thing I can think of without the opportunity to examine you. A doctor can easily diagnose this in their clinic if it's a frequent symptom, or send you home with a piece of equipment you wear that can catch your heart rhythm at home. I'd certainly see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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A hiccup like feeling in my heart?

A hiccup like feeling in my heart?

Not an MD...: But have had this same phenomena and was told that it was just a flutter. However, I'd recommend your checking with your PCP to see if something more if going on. Couldn't hurt. ...Read more

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I have had very light heart hiccups the last two weeks when my cold started. Cold is gone heart hiccups still around off and on. Should I see the dr?

I have had very light heart hiccups the last two weeks when my cold started. Cold is gone heart hiccups still around off and on. Should I see the dr?

Yes: I assuming you mean palpitations, or sensations of your heart beating. If they are persistent, you should see your doctor. Also avoid sudafed as this can make your symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Sitting my heart was normal then all of a sudden it hiccuped like a flutter feeling, with pauses lasted 1-2secs then went normal, what Happned? Normal?

Palpitation: If you are young healthy and Physically active person; this is benign (most likely.)
THis sudden and Transient racing of heart beat; feels like "fluttering". High amount of caffeine can trigger this kind of symptoms. If happens repeatedly please bring to your doctors attention ...Read more

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Doc plzz tell me any medicine for 10day old hiccups. The person had a minor heart attack.?

Doc plzz tell me any medicine for 10day old hiccups. The person had a minor heart attack.?

Anti-inflammatories: Hiccups in this situation are often caused by irritation of the diaphragm caused by an inflammatory process related to the heart attack. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or Naproxen can be helpful. There are also other drugs which might help, but can be very sedating and should be overseen by a physician. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and my baby gets hiccups 2 4 times every day is there something wrong? Heart rate has always been good on the doppler and he moves alot.

Hiccups NORMALreflex: Newborns are born with many reflexes (involuntary muscle actions/contractions) that may help with survival. One example is a rooting reflex: touch a baby's cheek, he/she will turn it's head & make sucking movements--as if to 'root out a nipple'. Hiccups are a reflex of the diaphragm (breathing muscle) preparing to do it job: breathing. This is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more

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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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Does hiccups have anything to do w your heart? Anything at all? Is it a sign of heart attack or cloged arteries stuff like that at ages past 50,

Does hiccups have anything to do w your heart? Anything at all? Is it a sign of heart attack or cloged arteries stuff like that at ages past 50,

Yes rare: Very rarely. Hiccups have multiple causes. Heart attack is the least common. But, inferior myocardial infarction can cause hiccups. If you have not had any chest pain or any other symptoms, non diabetic non smoker you need not worry. Otherwise talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I hav GAD and 9 mths pregnant and whenever I get scared and my heart palpitate the baby moves and most times gets hiccups because of this. Why is that?

I hav GAD and 9 mths pregnant and whenever I get scared and my heart palpitate the baby moves and most times gets hiccups because of this. Why is that?

Twitching diaphram: This is quite normal. It's due to extra occupancy inside you. More pressure on your diaphram can tweak the nerves and cause that muscle to vibrate - hiccups! It should not harm the baby or you even if it is annoying. If it's too uncomfortable, call your OBGYN for advice. Try to minimize anxious situations - consider a CBT therapist - it will be a good relationship for post delivery too. Best! ...Read more

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Was in a car crash week ago n told I had a chest wall injury. When I sneez/hiccups I get an agonizing pain in my heart area pain isn't sharp what's wrong?

Was in a car crash week ago n told I had a chest wall injury. When I sneez/hiccups I get an agonizing pain in my heart area pain isn't sharp what's wrong?

Broken rib: Sounds like you have a broken rib. They might have missed the fracture on the cxr, either because of human error, or because the x ray did not pick it up. A ct of the chest can give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Doc is it safe to give thorazine (chlorpromazine) for persisting hiccups to heart patient?

Doc is it safe to give thorazine (chlorpromazine) for persisting hiccups to heart patient?

Talk to doctor: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) can help persistent hiccups, but you should ask the prescribing physician about giving it to a particular patient. Some heart patients have arrhythmias, and one's personal cardiologist would be best to answer that question. ...Read more

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Had shoulder surgery today, have had hiccups and heart burn all day, nothing relieves the pain?

Had shoulder surgery today, have had hiccups and heart burn all day, nothing relieves the pain?

What kind of surgery: Well you should contact your doctor and let him know your issues. He needs to know you are having issues or cannot help you ...Read more

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Chest wall injury from car crash a week ago extreme pain in heart area when sneezing n hiccups. What's wrong?

Chest wall injury from car crash a week ago extreme pain in heart area when sneezing n hiccups. What's wrong?

Broken rib: Sounds like you have a broken rib. Pain might take several weeks and sometimes months to clear. Check with your doctor if feeling worse or not improving. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot in the womb? My baby does it a lot I'm 33 weeks and all my prenatal stuff was ok and his heart rate was 140s

Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot in the womb? My baby does it a lot I'm 33 weeks and all my prenatal stuff was ok and his heart rate was 140s

Yes that can happen: And hopefully the cnadian system will allow u to have another us 34-36 weeks that is an important one cause it gives an est fetal wt, checks the fluid and position of the baby, all of my obs always get one at that time. ...Read more

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Doc my uncle had a minor heart attack, his left vetricle is pumping 50% blood out only. He has developed hiccups for past 8days. Is it related to it.?

Doc my uncle had a minor heart attack, his left vetricle is pumping 50% blood out only. He has developed hiccups for past 8days. Is it related to it.?

Maybe: I am assuming that 50% is the ejection fraction which is pretty good actually. With regards to hiccups the can be do to either inflammation. Of pericardium (heart sack) as it lays on diaphragm (muscle that makes us breathe). Or form an enlarged stomach from air swallowing or slow gut motion from medications and stress. I hope he does well. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing excessive burping for three weeks now. This burping is causing discomfort plus I'm losing my appetite. In addition when I hiccup I get acid reflex and my heart feels like it is going to jump out of my chest. I have tried eating sl

I have been experiencing excessive burping for three weeks now. This burping is causing discomfort plus I'm losing my appetite. In addition when I hiccup I get acid reflex and my heart feels like it is going to jump out of my chest. I have tried eating sl

It: It sounds as though you may be suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). The most common symptoms of gerd are:

- heartburn
- sore throat
- "lump in the throat" sensation or difficulty swallowing
- acidic or sour taste in your mouth (some people describe a rotten egg-type taste)
- dry cough
- hoarseness
- regurgitation (wet burps)

dairy products such as yogurt or milkshakes can give some relief - milk has antacid properties. You can also try over the counter antacid medications such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or maalox. It is important to discuss these symptoms with your doctor. There are many other antacid and acid blocker medications that can help alleviate your symptoms if your symptoms continue. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help:

- avoid spicy, acidic, or fatty foods
- avoid alcohol and caffeine
- quit smoking if you smoke
- avoid tight clothing - especially tight belts and pants
- eat small meals
- do not eat for a few hours before going to bed.

Good luck! ...Read more

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She cant eat rice or anything starch especial in dinner, or hv will hiccups followed by vomit. She doesn't hv heart burn. Treatment needed?

She cant eat rice or anything starch especial in dinner, or hv will hiccups followed by vomit. She doesn't hv heart burn. Treatment needed?

Dyspepsia: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, can you please share how old is this patient. 63 years?? :) does she have diabetes? Stomach pain? Does she feel full soon after eating? Any weight loss?? History of stomach or colon cancer in the family? Does she have anemia?? Sorry to many questions but I need more Information. Thank you ...Read more

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Car crash week ago, chest wall injury xray says no damage bad pain near heart but not sharp only when deep breath sneezing hiccups, what's wrong?

Car crash week ago, chest wall injury xray says no damage bad pain near heart but not sharp only when deep breath sneezing hiccups, what's wrong?

Get a check up: You may had bruised lung. Please contact your doctor and discuss about the pain and need for repeating chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it serious to have increased heart palps (feel like hiccups) with the resp flu? Feel jittery. Haven't taken anything. No high fever. Just cough and short of breath and head cold.

Is it serious to have increased heart palps (feel like hiccups) with the resp flu? Feel jittery. Haven't taken anything. No high fever. Just cough and short of breath and head cold.

Palpitations: If you are feeling palpitations then need to investigate it through ekg, holter or event monitor to rule out maliganant arrythmias. From your symptoms it appears that you have concomitant respiratory tract infection. When you have cough ity could cause diaphragmatic/phrenic nerve irritation. It could cause hiccouphs. As you are c/o cough and shortness of breath, head congestion seek medical help. ...Read more

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Have gerd. Recent heart and lung work up normal. 31 yo female. Today Waves of pressure in chest n throat. Sometimes gurgles with it. Now hiccups. Gerd?

Have gerd. Recent heart and lung work up normal. 31 yo female. Today Waves of pressure in chest n throat. Sometimes gurgles with it. Now hiccups. Gerd?

Gerds vs gallbladder: Could be Gerds or gallbladder. Seek a gastroenterologist or general surgeon. Work up needed with abdominal ultrasound and egd to start. Basic labs won't hurt either. ...Read more

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Feels like a vein pulsing in ear canal, occurs for a few seconds when burp/hiccup, I can't hear it I just feel it pulse like heart beat uncomfortable.

Feels like a vein pulsing in ear canal, occurs for a few seconds when burp/hiccup, I can't hear it I just feel it pulse like heart beat uncomfortable.

Otitis w effusion: You may have otitis media w effusion (also called serous otitis) where normal ear drainage & pressure-equalizing systems are blocked. Tho antihistamines or decongestants may relieve some congestion, they are not proven cures. Generally, this clears on its own in 10-12 weeks. See your clinician or ear-nose-throat specialist if worsens, doesn't get better, or you have concerns. Hope that helps. ...Read more