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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes persistent hiccups?

ok so my bf was suffering from nonstop hiccups. he went to the doctor and they ran some tests to find out that he had a growth on his diaphragm. they recently removed it with surgery, but he can't stop hiccuping. was the doctor wrong? could it be something else? will his hiccups ever stop?
Tue, 5 Dec 2017
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Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query for your boyfriend in details .

* There are variety of reasons for persistent hiccup as
- damage to vagus or phrenic nerve leading to diaphragm irritation
- consumption of too much spicy
- intake of excess carbonated beverages , alcohol
- others .

* So this requires detailed case study , rather than simply thinking as
wrong primary diagnosis .

* Stopping of hiccups will be dependent upon the basic cause .

Wishing him fine recovery .
Feel free to ask any further queries .

Regards .

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