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Pregnant with hiccups

Patient: I am 13 weeks pregnant. Are hiccups normal throughout pregnancy or is it a sign that something is wrong

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your question. The growing fetus during pregnancy may press against your diaphragm irritating the phrenic and vagus nerves which can result in hiccups. This is a very common finding during pregnancy, along with indigestion, nausea and vomiting, as you are probably aware of. This is not a sign of any serious condition. If this is affecting your sleep, or causing you excessive pain please see your doctor.Thank you for choosing Askthedoctor.com

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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