Have you ever had hiccups with or after chemotherapy?

Posted by Colleen Young, Connect Director @colleenyoung, Tue, Jun 11 3:50pm

We all know what hiccups are, right? They are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm — the muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen and plays an important role in breathing. Each contraction is followed by a sudden closure of your vocal cords, which produces the characteristic “hic” sound.
Mayo Clinic investigators want to learn more about hiccups in people who are receiving cancer treatment and, if you have experienced hiccups, how they may have affected your quality of life.

So, whether you’ve had hiccups or not, we’d like to ask Connect members to take part in this survey. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Your responses remain anonymous and are kept completely confidential.

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I’d also like to start this discussion about hiccups, if you want to share.

Have you had hiccups after chemotherapy? If yes, were they different than you’ve experienced before? Did they bother you or affect your daily living?

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@colleenyoung I finally saw this post and thought, I’m not a cancer patient but I do get a biologic, rituximab. And I’ve had hiccups ever since I first started! Mine seem to come around a mealtime or when drinking water. They never interfere with anything, but are a pain in the neck!

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I have been wondering what happened to this topic. Is anyone doing research? I get them occasionally and seem to connect them to the fact that whatever I have just eaten has not gone through the digestive process because my stomach is off center due to a hernia following hysterectomy. See my comment about not taking Lynparza underoveraiancancer discussions.

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@susu2

I have been wondering what happened to this topic. Is anyone doing research? I get them occasionally and seem to connect them to the fact that whatever I have just eaten has not gone through the digestive process because my stomach is off center due to a hernia following hysterectomy. See my comment about not taking Lynparza underoveraiancancer discussions.

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We are doing research here at Mayo Clinic on this topic. We would like to get more survey responses and will be posting the survey again in early September. I will certainly keep you posted @susu2 and everyone participating in this discussion.

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