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Old 03-17-2004, 02:05 PM   #1
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Lately, I have noticed that I get the hiccups once a day. No more than that though, just once and they usually last about a minute or two. Should I be worried? I talked with a friend of mine about this and he said maybe I am eating too fast, no. That is not it b/c sometimes before I have one bite of anything for the day, I'll get them. They don't last hours or days, just a minute but I'm still wondering what is causing this. I read that it could be liver cancer, hepatitis, pneumonia, bladder problems.. this has what is worrying me, these possible illnesses. I'm a college student and I feel just fine. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Old 03-18-2004, 02:20 AM   #2
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Re: Hiccups EVERYday???


Hiccups are paroxysmal, involuntary contractions of the diaphragm that occur along with contractions of the larynx and closure of the glottis, arresting the inflow of air.

Anything that causes irritation of and compression around the diaphragm can cause hiccups.
You friend's theory about eating too fast (and may I add, too much) can indeed be one of the causes. But since your hiccups are not necessarily precipitated by eating, you should know that without any other symptoms, the culprits usually are unconsciously breathing in too much air at once, rapid swallowing (again unconsciously) or stress.
Stop worrying. (And stop scanning the internet for diseases!)
You're fine.

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Re: Hiccups EVERYday???

Originally Posted by zuzu8
Stop worrying. (And stop scanning the internet for diseases!)
You're fine.

zuzu xxx
LOL Zuzu! But I think you are right.
I get hiccups bad when I eat breads, muffins or cake, no clue why and they hurt like heck and last for a very long time..
If it really bothers you that much then you should see your GP.

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Re: Hiccups EVERYday???

That must be so annoying! I just got the hiccups about 5 minutes ago, so how ironic is it that I just saw your post. At least they don't last a long time though. I am sure you are fine, but if it really concerns you then, by all means, please see your doctor to ease your mind. Good luck and take care!

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