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When to Seek Medical Care
A person should see a doctor if the hiccups become chronic
and persistent (if they last more than 3 hours), or if they affect sleeping patterns, interfere with eating,
or cause reflux of food or
Hiccups is rarely a medical emergency. If hiccups last for more than 3 hours, occur with severe abdominal pain, fever, shortness of breath, vomiting, spitting up blood, or feeling as if the throat is going to close up, the person should seek medical attention.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2013
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