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What causes hiccups after surgery?

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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Air

Its usually air in the stomach that irritates the vagus nerve that causes the problem.

In brief: Air

Its usually air in the stomach that irritates the vagus nerve that causes the problem.
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Air

Under the diaphragm in the abdomen irritates the diaphragm causing hiccups.
Your body will absorb the air and the hiccups will stop.

In brief: Air

Under the diaphragm in the abdomen irritates the diaphragm causing hiccups.
Your body will absorb the air and the hiccups will stop.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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In brief: Anything that

Irritates the diaphragm can cause hiccoughs.
After surgery, stomach can get distended and irritate diaphragm. Or any collection of blood or fluid under the right or left diaphragm can cause them too.

In brief: Anything that

Irritates the diaphragm can cause hiccoughs.
After surgery, stomach can get distended and irritate diaphragm. Or any collection of blood or fluid under the right or left diaphragm can cause them too.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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