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Hiccups: Introduction

Hiccups: Sudden, involuntary contractions of the diaphragm. See detailed information below for a list of 89 causes of Hiccups, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hiccups:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hiccups. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Hiccups:

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Hiccups: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hiccups, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hiccups Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hiccups may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Hiccups

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Hiccups may include:

Stories from Users for Hiccups

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Medications or substances causing Hiccups:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hiccups as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Hiccups: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hiccups may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hiccups

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Hiccups: Deaths

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Causes of Hiccups listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hiccups as a symptom include:

Definitions of Hiccups:

A diaphragmatic spasm causing a sudden inhalation which is interrupted by a spasmodic closure of the glottis, producing a noise. (On-line Medical Dictionary)
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Detailed list of causes of Hiccups

The list below shows some of the causes of Hiccups mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hiccups?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hiccups. Of the 89 causes of Hiccups that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 84 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hiccups:

The following list of conditions have 'Hiccups' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Hiccups Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hiccups based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Hiccups:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hiccups:

    Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Esophageal symptoms (3079 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hiccups:

    Regurgitation (33 causes), Gas (201 causes), Gastric distention, Alcohol, Tobacco, Excitement (26 causes), Stress, Phrenic nerve irritation

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    Medical News summaries about Hiccups

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