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Is it normal to have hiccups a lot after age 5yr?

Is it normal to have hiccups a lot after age 5yr?

Hiccups: For some people it is. If it is non-stop and interfering with the ordinary things one has to do in life, then see a doctor as there are a variety of treatments available. But most cases do not require any specific treatment other than waiting them out. ...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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Is it normal that my baby get's hiccups a lot?

Is it normal that my baby get's hiccups a lot?

Yes: Babies normally do seem to hiccup more often than older children do. If the hiccuping is too much, say more than 20 minutes a day for more than 2-3 days a week, the parent should talk to the doctor to see if there is a medical reason for the hiccuping. If a normal baby has a few minutes of hiccuping every couple of days, that is likely normal behavior, and will decrease as the baby gets older. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot?

Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot?

Yes: Hiccuping is very normal for newborns and you can expect the frequency to decrease by the time they are a couple months old. Generally the hiccups do not bother your baby and they are not dangerous or causing any damage to your baby. Sometimes feeding or burping your baby can help them go away. ...Read more

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Is it normal to burp a lot even when u haven't been drinking anything or eating anything and sometimes they follow by hiccups ?

Is it normal to burp a lot even when u haven't been drinking anything or eating anything and sometimes they follow by hiccups ?

Burping: Burping just means air is coming up from your stomach. If you burp frequently, most likely you are swallowing air when you eat quickly, drinking lots of carbonated drinks, or have a hiatal hernia. Try taking mylanta plus -- with simethecone. If you have any difficulty swallowing or continue to burp frequently, go see your primary healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant my baby hiccups a lot is that normal or should I be worried?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant my baby hiccups a lot is that normal or should I be worried?

Normal event: This is a normal finding in many infants. I would expect baby to continue for the first few months after birth. ...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