Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Home Care warning signs Underlying Cause

Singultus Underlying Cause

The cause of hiccups is unknown. Hiccups may be caused by irritation of the nerves that control movement of the diaphragm.

Common causes for hiccups include:

Less common causes for hiccups include:

Last Updated: Oct 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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