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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Toddler gets hiccups a lot. Is it normal? I read somewhere it could be a symptoms of spleen enlargement and now i'm nervous.
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
You MAY: Have esophageal disease. See a gastro=enterologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why do we get hiccups? I get them a lot.Sometimes twice or thrice in a day. Is something wrong with me?
Below: The most common triggers for hiccups that last less than 48 hours include: •Drinking carbonated beverages •Drinking too much alcohol •Eating too much •Excitement or emotional stress •Sudden temperature changes •Swallowing air with chewing gum or sucking on candy Hiccups that last more than 48 hours may be caused by a variety of factors, which are generally grouped into the following categories. Nerve damage or irritation The most common cause of long-term hiccups is damage to or irritation of the vagus nerves or phrenic nerves, which serve the diaphragm muscle.Factors that may cause damage or irritation to these nerves include: •A hair or something else in your ear touching your eardrum •A tumor, cyst or goiter in your neck •Gastroesophageal reflux •Sore throat or laryngitis Central nervous system disorders A tumor or infection in your central nervous system or damage to your central nervous system as a result of trauma can disrupt your body's normal control of the hiccup reflex. Examples include: •Encephalitis •Meningitis •Multiple sclerosis •Stroke •Traumatic brain injury •Tumors Metabolic disorders and drugs Long-term hiccups can be triggered by: •Alcoholism •Anesthesia •Barbiturates •Diabetes •Electrolyte imbalance •Kidney failure •Steroids •Tranquilizers ...Read more
My uncle is experiencing hiccups since past 3-4 days, age is 63 yes, sex male.What can be the cause for it.
Every month or 2 months, i get a hiccup that lasts for 3-5 hours, why? i only get that kind of hiccup once a month or 2.. is it normal?
Very normal: Hiccups are common and not generally a sign of any medical problem. They may be triggered by eating too fast, emotional distress, alcohol, smoking, spicy food. It is not unusual for them to come in bouts like what you are describing and there are thousands of home remedies to resolve them but not one I know of that is superior. ...Read more
HICCUPH: Sudden irritation of diaphragm is the main cause of hiccuph. In your baby the cause can be from swallowed air, feeding too fast, too much intake in each feed or gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Feed every 3 hours in upright position before s/he becomes too hungry, so that baby doesn't eat too fast, burp up in the middle and after feeding, use tummy time. Talk to the pediatrician in next visit. ...Read more
Not common: Shortly after anesthesia for a tonsillectomy, it is not uncommon to have hiccups. This is, as you might expect, a side effect of general anesthesia. As the anesthetics wear off, the hiccups usually go away. However, persistent hiccups after tonsillectomy is not a common phenomenon once the anesthesia wears off. ...Read more
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