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Hiccups what is cause> No specific symptoms. Stroke 4 yrs…

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Hiccups what is cause>

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

No specific symptoms

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Stroke 4 yrs ago, caused rightside paralysis and brain injury right frontal hemisphere. Antispasmodtic med changed in last week from baclofen 10mg 4 x day to metaxalone 800mg 3 x day.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

how old are you?

are you male or female?

hiccups are usually caused by spasms of the phrenic nerve which innervates the diaphragm.

so a hiccup is basically a spasm of the diaphragm muscle

there are prescription medications like chlorpormazine which can help calm down the phrenic nerve and calm down hiccups

let me know if you have questions.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
what could cause a spasm of the Phrenic nerve? Additionally, my son is 46 y.o.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

drinking alcohol, eating too much, obesity, can all cause irritation of the phrenic nerve.

fluid outside of the lungs can do it as well.

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