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I usually never have hiccups and now all of a sudden i've had cases of hiccups 5 times today, why is this happening and what does this mean?

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Dr. Michio Abe
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In brief: Hiccups

Hiccups may occur after eating too much or too fast, swallowing too much air, laughing or sudden excitement.
 acid reflux, alcohol, carbonated drinks or a sudden change in stomach temperature like when drinking something cold right after drinking something hot can trigger hiccups too. Persistent hiccups can be due to underlying medical conditions. See a doctor if it's lasting >1-2 days.

In brief: Hiccups

Hiccups may occur after eating too much or too fast, swallowing too much air, laughing or sudden excitement.
 acid reflux, alcohol, carbonated drinks or a sudden change in stomach temperature like when drinking something cold right after drinking something hot can trigger hiccups too. Persistent hiccups can be due to underlying medical conditions. See a doctor if it's lasting >1-2 days.
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