Hiccups - Length of Time

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Are there any complications of hiccups?

Because most cases of hiccups resolve themselves either spontaneously or with self-administered treatment, complications are extremely rare.

In severe and persistent cases, where hiccups disturb eating and sleeping patterns, weight loss or sleep disturbances may occur.

Rarely, cardiac arrhythmias and gastroesophageal reflux have been noted in severe cases of hiccups.

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Comment from: davfar, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I have had the hiccups for three weeks. I had a surgery before the hiccups started but I can't get rid of them.

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Comment from: Jumpy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

I had the hiccups for two weeks. After two doctor appointments and a visit to urgent care I was prescribed chlorpromazine. After five days they are finally gone!

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