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Has anyone had any experience with constant hiccups?

slg
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My husband has had hiccups off and on for a couple of weeks. Anyone had this problem? He has them even while sleeping.. HELP!

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Tina Blondek
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Hello Slg and welcome to you and your husband. My dad passed away in March 2010 from esophageal cancer. I have learned that hiccups can be caused from a tumor in the esophagus. There is a gentleman on the ec discussion board, William Marshall, who had these exact symptoms. I would suggest to you to contact him, and to mention this to your dr. Hope this helps.
Tina in Va

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sarge57
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Joined: Nov 2010

Hi Slg,

My wife had constant hiccups through her struggle with this disease, she had stage 4 cervical with mets to the liver and lungs.
Once the cancer was discovered in the liver she was getting hiccups all the time, the doctors said it was the liver not functioning properly and gas from inproperly digested enzymes from the liver moving back up the esophagus. The one thing that helped her was grapefruit, I used to buy her small cups of small grapefruit at Costco which helped control them.

Hope this helps

John

slg
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Joined: Jan 2010

Hi John,
Thanks for your suggestion however, I don't think my husband can eat grapefruit. We are going to se his Dr. tomorrow so we shall see what he says.

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sarge57
Posts: 50
Joined: Nov 2010

Hi Slg,

My wife had constant hiccups through her struggle with this disease, she had stage 4 cervical with mets to the liver and lungs.
Once the cancer was discovered in the liver she was getting hiccups all the time, the doctors said it was the liver not functioning properly and gas from inproperly digested enzymes from the liver moving back up the esophagus. The one thing that helped her was grapefruit, I used to buy her small cups of small grapefruit at Costco which helped control them.

Hope this helps

John

jetsetj
Posts: 3
Joined: Apr 2011

my husband has brain,liver,colon,lung and adrenal melanoma..
He burbs constantly. Is this caused by liver not functioning properly?

Thanks

slg
Posts: 200
Joined: Jan 2010

Thanks for your comments. Other than the grapefruit can you suggest any other remedies? We need to get him through a Y-90 procedure and then a 3 month waiting period before a follow CT scan before Transplant!
We just thave to get through the next few months.

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