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Hiccups following general anesthesia

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  • Posted By: pwilly
  • January 1, 2009
  • 06:57 PM

Had surgery 2 days ago on my knee under general anesthesia. Have had the hiccups since. Is this normal? Any cure?

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  • Yes,intractable hiccups(singultus in medic jargon)can occur after anesthesia.Treatment consists of bending over while drinking cold water so that it flows down your hard palate(ROOF OF YOUR MOUTH)as you swallow it.If that doesn't work,do another postand I'll tell you the next thing to try.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 1, 2009
    • 09:24 PM
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  • Yes,intractable hiccups(singultus in medic jargon)can occur after anesthesia.Treatment consists of bending over while drinking cold water so that it flows down your hard palate(ROOF OF YOUR MOUTH)as you swallow it.If that doesn't work,do another postand I'll tell you the next thing to try.I get hicoughs probably once a month lasting usually 7-10 days. I can't eat or hold down any liquids. Sleeping is another problem. My hicoighs are quite violent and probably at least 20 of them during a minute. Any suggestions?
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