When should you take Hiccup seriously and consult a doctor ?
Brief episodes of Hiccups do not require consulting a doctor. But when hiccups are persistent or accompanied by warning signs, immediate medical consultation is warranted.
- Warning signs: contact doctor immediately if neurological symptoms such as vomiting, weakness, numbness or loss of balance are present along with hiccups.
- Persistent hiccups lasting for more than 2 to 3 days, doctor should be consulted to rule out serious underlying diseases.