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What Is Causing My Newborn To Have Hiccups All The Time
Unknown!: The cause of hiccups is unknown. Muscular activity of the diaphragm is controlled by nerves and hiccups occur when particular stimuli trigger the nerves to send the diaphragm into spasms. We do not know why this happens. However, they are are common in babies, harmless and usually resolve by themselves after a few minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Common finding: Hiccups is thought to represent a wave of electrical stimulus through the breathing muscle that is somehow triggered by its position next to the babies stomach. It likely happened before birth & will continue off & on until baby grows longer.At some point the stomach moves down &away & quits setting off the spasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7mo old gets the hiccups after she laughs really hard every time. Is this normal? What causes it? Can it be prevented?
Normal: It is pretty common for newborns to hiccup easily. They have still a very immature nervous system and their diaphragm is still getting the hang of tricky things such as breathing and laughing, and can get irritated causing the hiccups until more mature. Enjoy the cuteness- this too will pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I received a Decadron shot and now have the hiccups. I've had them for two days and they last for hours at a time. Can this medicine cause this?
I have loud hiccups several times a day, one or two at a time, what could cause this? My doctor said it was playing clarinet, but this can't be right
Clarinet: If you have stopped playing the clarinet, as I hope the doctor advised, and you are still hiccuping, go back to the doctor. If you have not stopped playing your clarinet you will never know whether or not your hiccups result from your clarinet blowing. If that does occur you will need to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. ...Read more
Why do I hiccup all the time? I have looked up the reason for hiccuping on the internet, and most of them say it is caused by dehydration and drinking too much carbonated beverages. I drink a lot of water and rarely drink soda.
And when i hiccup, it neve
See your doctor: Chronic hiccough can be caused by problems affecting the diaphragms, and your doctor should do a complete evaluation. Often, no reason can be found. There have been people who hiccough for many years without a known cause, and then it just stops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 3 months I have been getting the hiccups 3+ times a day. What could be the cause of these hiccups?
37wks preg, my boy often hiccup. 3-4 times in a day. Is it normal? What's the cause? Am worry. Pls help. Tq.
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