Common "Hiccups" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Irritation to the diaphragm leads to its spasm and continuous involuntary air sucking in through the mouth. This air hits the voice box in reaction to which the vocal cords close suddenly, creating the hiccup sound. This irritation of the nerve connecting the brain to the diaphragm could be due to fast eating or drinking, overeating, stress, alcoholism, etc. Usually, they stop on their own after a while. If they are present for more than a day, consulting a doctor is necessary.

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Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand from your query that your father, who is diabetic and hypertensive, suffers from hiccups problem since eight months. He has hiccups while taking food or water. Can I get more details? Does he have hiccups or a cough? Both are different. Is his sugar and...  Read Full »

My father has hiccups after stopping steroids. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad has been diagnosed with metastases and it has spread to his spines and lungs. He had prostate problems for past five years. Doctor on consultation here gave him few medicines which included Dexon. Once he stopped the medicine, he is hving hiccups continuously. Kindly advise on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Will you be able to provide me with details like: Does he have any other medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease or kidney problem? When was he diagnosed with malignancy and has he received any treatment? What exactly do you mean by prostate problems? W...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old daughter has persistent hiccups despite taking all precautions. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,My 2-year-old daughter has persistent hiccups despite taking all precautions. We are naturally concerned and would appreciate your guidance on the matter. Is this something we should be worried about? Additionally, are there any specific remedies or actions we can take to alleviate her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Usual hiccups (without any symptoms) are benign in nature. The following are the common causes Overfeeding. Feeding too quickly. Swallowing a lot of air. Any of these things can lead to stomach distention...  Read Full »

Is it normal for my baby to have hiccups soon after a burp?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to ask that what causes constant hiccups soon after burping my son is just 3 weeks old and he constantly has hiccups soon after meals and he swallows too much air during feeding. What should I do to help stop them? Secondly, he throws his head and trunk back a lot and his...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Congratulations for the baby. Well, I got your concern. It may be due to GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). Do as I say. Do proper burping after each feeds, minimum 10 minutes. Make him sleep in somewhat high head position 10 to 20 degrees maximum. Watch for hi...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with esophageal dysmotility. Is it curable or will it stay forever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female and have been told that I have esophageal dysmotility, but have to wait to see a gastroenterologist. What is the condition and what is its prognosis? I have a medical history of rhinitis and polyps and have been experiencing hiccups quite a lot for the past tw...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and understand your concern. I will review your case history and will get back to you in a short time. Please wait to get my detailed response before you reply to this message. Kind regards.  Read Full »

I have rhinosinusitis along with chest fullness. Help me.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old and have been having rhinosinusitis (allergy tests negative) treated with intranasal steroids. I have had this condition that has been going on for six weeks now and is getting worse. I could feel chest fullness, mucus, and restricted breathing. I have been to the phys...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have had breathing difficulty on and off with whistling sounds during inspiration. Recently you had breathing difficulty three days ago and medical investigations were normal. You also tried prednisone, antibi...  Read Full »

My baby has too many prolonged hiccups in the womb. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 weeks pregnant. My baby is getting too many hiccups in a day. Three to four times and for more than 10 minutes. What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have reviewed your query. Have one scan to check for any abnormal issue with cord insertion, knot in the cord, or any other issue. Also, have one CTG (cardiotocography) as well to check the fetal well-being to be on the safe side. Have ...  Read Full »

My dad has prostate cancer. How to manage his diarrhea?

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Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. The pain is often difficult to control if cancer has spread to the spine. The patient may need radiotherapy for the spine for pain control. When an enema is given for constipation, it often causes loose motion a...  Read Full »

How can I solve my suddenly developed sporadic hiccups?

Query: Hi doctor, One day I suddenly started having hiccups after I ate or drank something. Nothing was significantly different from the day before to the day after that I am aware of. It could be just a tiny glass of water with absolutely nothing else, and this will cause sporadic hiccups for about 20 min...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you have been suffering from recurrent hiccups and you are taking Aldactone and Levothyroxine with a history of injury to the L5 S1 spine, my suggestion would be to undergo an upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy procedure by which any s...  Read Full »

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Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your statement, your father-in-law has been suffering from continuous hiccups. He is a known case of diabetes mellitus, and he is on medications. According to his urinalysis report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), protein, sugar, bl...  Read Full »

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