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Chronic hiccups


Other Names for this Disease

  • Hiccups, intractable
  • Intractable hiccups
  • Intractable singultus
  • Persistent hiccups
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  • My friend has chronic hiccups. His doctors have discovered tumors near his phrenic nerve and suspect that this may be the cause. They have recommended a number of different drug therapies, but nothing has worked. Has there been others with cases like his? Click here for answer

  • I have experienced several bouts of hiccups that go on for several weeks to months with no relief. I have had all of the normal tests to determine a cause, but no cause has been identified. I also have other stomach problems. What causes intractable hiccups? What tests may be conducted to determine the underlying cause of intractable hiccups? Can intractable hiccups be related to other stomach problems? How might intractable hiccups be treated?  Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Hiccups, intractable
  • Intractable hiccups
  • Intractable singultus
  • Persistent hiccups
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.