Chronic hiccups

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My fiancee has hypothyroidism and has had chronic hiccups for a few years now. Her former endocrinologist told her it was caused by her nodules. Now her new endocrinologist told her that is highly unlikely and should see a gastroenterologist. Which is true? And is there something that can be done to end the chronic hiccups permanently?

doctor1 MD

Hi and welcome.
Treating chronic or persistent hiccups will usually require some specific measures.. Since chronic hiccups cause health issues and can also be a sign of a larger health concern, the majority of treatments require additional tests such as gastroenterologic work up or gastroscopy....

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hello. My brother-in-law has chronic hiccups for many years and there seems to be an issue in finding the right doctor that will treat his illness. He has difficulty eating, sleeping and has to drink water while bending over. Is this a case for a Gastroenterologist (digestive)? Thank you so much!

doctor1 MD

hello and welcome to health care magic,

Hiccups though a simple thing if acute can be very distressing if chronic and this has to be investigated thoroughly so that a cause can be reached and treatment started.
You need to first consult your ENT who will do a complete examination and may also...

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My partner has had a stroke but was doing very well when he left the hospital. Since being home they gave him Crestor in the hospital he was discharged a week ago today. since then he has had chronic hiccups, dizziness, vomiting, room spinning, trouble walking, and loss of hunger. I am not sure what to do for him. the VA gave him something for heart burn but nothing for the hiccups. What should we do.

doctor1 MD

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The symptoms may suggestive of Hyperacidity if I would be treating physician of this case then I would treat this case with Tab Omeprazole 40 mg once in day and Tab Domperidone 30 mg once in day, along with this is important to quit the smoking and alcohol, hope this...

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I have chronic hiccups. They are getting worse. At times I can't catch my breath and have to force myself to cough to get my breath back. Have tried Thorazine, Valium, raglan and others. At times I can't keep food down. Email: YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thank you for your query.

I am sure that your doctors have ruled out all the different causes of hiccups including problems with heart, lung and any tumors of the diaphragm, GERD etc.

Looks like you have tried all the drugs that are supposedly effective. I am sure the doctors have tried...

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Hi..My father is a diabeties nephropathy patient ,Currently on dialysis ..He is suffering from severe hiccups from couple of months..Its been a longtime we are visiting the clinics but in vain..I want to know the best medicine available for this ailment as soon as possible.(He is sensitive to certain drugs like Gebantin,perinome ,liofen.eskazine, etc which are causing drowsiness)plz help..

doctor1 MD

Hello
Basically the cause for chronic hiccups,in your father,seems to be due to uncontrolled diabetes,uremia,hyponatremia ,hypokalemia since he is suffering from chronic kidney failure.
Ideally all the metabolic deficiencies should be corrected and this should lead to normalization of hiccups....

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a diabetic friend who has diabetic retinopathy had a mild stroke this summer which affected his speech and caused weakness on his right side, also had unsuccessful cataract surgery about a month ago. After the surgery a blood clot formed in his lens or between his lens and yesterday had surgery to remove that blood clot. Today he was discharged, but has chronic hiccups and is throwing up. My question is what should we expect as normal or usual after this blood clot surgery? Also, I'm wondering why some clots in the eye disappear on their own and others need surgery?

doctor1 MD

what you mean to say about clot behind lens means it is in vitreous. . it does not disappear like that vetriectomy is to be done. it creates problem if it is left like that. blood sugar is to be properly maintained.

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I have chronic hiccups and nothing works to cure them.

doctor1 MD

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Detailed Answer:
Hi Brook
Welcome.
The hiccups are spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm. Some common causes are dyspepsia, kidney failure, some neurological diseases, pathology near the diaphragm, phrenic nerve irritation in the neck and thorax.

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please inform me of a cure for chronis hiccups it has been 6 days, was given the drug CHLORPROMAZINE 25 MG ACOUPLE YRS AGO WHEN I HAD THEMSTEADY FOR 1-3 WEEKS AT A TIME.THEY WORKED BUT KNOCKED ME OUT FOR ALL DAY,HELP

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Baclofen should be tried as a second line medicine!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for choosing HCM,

There are a number of medications available for the treatment of hiccups,However success of medication depends and varies from one patient to other.
Some of the most commonly used...

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my father, 78 had bye-pass surgery 3 years back in March itself. However everything is ok, he is physicaly active but after 1 year of surgery, he started having hicups that last for 2-3 dayss. Earlier its was after 20 days or so but now gradddully its is after 2-5 days. and last for 2-3 days. We cosulted gasto doctor but no nsue. we had endoscopy, KFT, LFT .everything was ok. except a bit of fungal infection for which the doctor gave the treatment. he also had homeopathy treatment for 7 months. we are just fed up ..please help

doctor1 MD

hello, welcome to HCM. Hiccups are caused by irritation of diaphragm muscle. It can be treated by administering tablet chlorpromazine twice a day. Wish you good health.

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My fiancee has hypothyroidism and has had chronic hiccups for a few years now. Her former endocrinologist told her it was caused by her nodules. Now her new endocrinologist told her that is highly unlikely and should see a gastroenterologist. Which is true? And is there something that can be done to end the chronic hiccups permanently?

doctor1 MD

please inform me of a cure for chronis hiccups it has been 6 days, was given the drug CHLORPROMAZINE 25 MG ACOUPLE YRS AGO WHEN I HAD THEMSTEADY FOR 1-3 WEEKS AT A TIME.THEY WORKED BUT KNOCKED ME OUT FOR ALL DAY,HELP

doctor1 MD

I have chronic hiccups and nothing works to cure them.

doctor1 MD

a diabetic friend who has diabetic retinopathy had a mild stroke this summer which affected his speech and caused weakness on his right side, also had unsuccessful cataract surgery about a month ago. After the surgery a blood clot formed in his lens or between his lens and yesterday had surgery to remove that blood clot. Today he was discharged, but has chronic hiccups and is throwing up. My question is what should we expect as normal or usual after this blood clot surgery? Also, I'm wondering why some clots in the eye disappear on their own and others need surgery?

doctor1 MD

hello. My brother-in-law has chronic hiccups for many years and there seems to be an issue in finding the right doctor that will treat his illness. He has difficulty eating, sleeping and has to drink water while bending over. Is this a case for a Gastroenterologist (digestive)? Thank you so much!

doctor1 MD

I have chronic hiccups . They are getting worse. At times I can't catch my breath and have to force myself to cough to get my breath back. Have tried Thorazine , Valium , raglan and others. At times I can't keep food down. Email: YYYY@YYYY

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