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Hiccups more than usual for 7 yr old. Urine test all normal. Any ideas ?

my seven year old son has been getting hiccups more often then ever before. Sometimes they are once a day and then come back a week later and sometimes they come every other day and he has them up to 4 times a day. each epiosed only last for approx 3 min and then go away and when they do reoccur it is hours in between. he does not drink pop or anything frizzy. Many times it is after laughing but not always. he has had urine tests done and a 24 hour urine test and they are all normal....i m am not sure if i should take him to our Dr. or not worry
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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Actually brief hiccups are usually benign and self limiting. Actually it occurs due to contraction of diaphragm, a partition between chest and abdomen. Laughing also causes contraction of diaphragm, so it can occur during laugh in some person who are oversensitive. Look for any heart burn or regurgitation of feed all these have relation with hiccup.
So I would suggest you to consult a pediatrician, he will rule out all the possibilities, so that your apprehension will decrease. In most of the cases it usually subsides spontaneously.
I hope this answers your query effectively.

Wishing you and your family good health

With regards
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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