I just had this issue after surgery as well. For me I found it was when I had put too much liquid too fast, even though I was doing 30mls over 15 mins. The other thing that made a huge difference and it's not happening now was I was using the medicine cups to measure and drink, I think I might have been drawing in too much air with each sip. I have. A small mouthed water bottle now and the hiccups have mostly gone away, unless I put too much, before it was every sip! Good luck on your healing journey.
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Yeah, I had a lot of hiccups and burping. I still get hiccups associated with 'one bite too much' or eating faster than I should.
You might be drinking too fast and swallowing air as a result. Some people have better luck with a straw, if they're not already using one. And some people have better luck without a straw, if they are using one. Experiment and see.
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I was told that a lot of the things that happen after surgery with eating (hiccups, sneezing, runny nose) have to do with the vagus nerve. It is either completely severed during surgery or has different pressure on it after surgery.
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Hiccups result when you take in air and then liquid. You're probably inhaling before you take a drink, hence the hiccups. I used to have hiccups really bad as a kid.
Consciously think about exhaling before you take a sip of water. Hope you find relief.
If you had laparoscopic surgery, they used gas to "blow up" your abdominal cavity and man oh man, does that irritate the diaphragm (and the Vagus nerve that runs through.) The anesthesia they use during surgery also can cause hiccups.
After the air works its way out, you should hopefully notice a difference. I know those post-surgical hiccups can really hurt. Hope you feel better soon!
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