• Port placement and everyday constant hiccups

    Asked by Wassuta6 on Friday, July 1, 2016

    Port placement and everyday constant hiccups

    Ever since I got my port replace from my left to my right, I've had the constant everyday hiccups. I don't mean here and there. I mean I'm luck they stop for 1 hr so I can sleep sometimes! I had asked my surgeon, he said no. Your hiccups come from a spasm in your chest (yeah). He said your port is way up here and your diaphragm is here. (yeah). He then said maybe it's the chemo, the liver swelling and causing the uncomfortable jolt to make you hiccup.(ok). I am frustrated. I can't sleep, eat, rest, talk, or just relax. Has any one else had this issue and what can fix it.

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I have heard of others having this in the past, I don't remember how they cured the problem though. Try searching on the experiences page for hiccups. I bet you will find several conversations about it, I know others have talked about it before. we wish you good luck in finding a solution.

      over 1 year ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      I've heard of people going to the ER to get better, but I don't know what they did. Call your primary care doctor and ask what to do or who to go to. When you can't sleep, they consider it a health problem, so don't feel silly.

      over 1 year ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Like Greg, I remember others talking about hiccups, but I don't recall how they were resolved. Praying for a solution.

      over 1 year ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      www.whatnext.com/questions/chemo-hiccups - there are some suggestions here

      over 1 year ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I had bad hiccups for several years first grade into 4th grade. Went to doctors, shrinks, and everything. My teachers said they'd give an A to anybody that could stop me from hiccupping.

      What seemed to cure it is that I had to go to the bath room really bad-and the rest room door at the gas station was locked. My father was screaming at me that he'd drive off and leave me in a strange town. My mother was crying, and my brother was trying to act like he didn't know us at all. All of a sudden the hiccups left. No longer did I have hiccups for days, weeks, and months at a time. I'd have a few hiccups like a normal person, and then stop.

      over 1 year ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Wassuta, please update us! Hoping you got relief.

      over 1 year ago
    • seattlesister's Avatar
      seattlesister

      My brother just got his port just over a week ago and started chemo yesterday. He's had the hiccups today.
      Sorry you have the hiccups, they are so annoying!

      over 1 year ago
    • schweetieangel's Avatar
      schweetieangel

      I had the hiccups during my chemo as well. They are so annoying. Hang in there it does get better.

      over 1 year ago
    • donesewright's Avatar
      donesewright

      My husband has a port. He has also had chronic hiccups during certain chemos. Carbo/Taxol was the worst for this. Cisplatin/Gemzar was another hiccup causing regimen. He was given Thorazine (an anti-nausea drug) for them. It worked great and also helped with the nausea. Google whatever chemo you are on. Platinum-based chemo is notorious for this. Best wishes!

      over 1 year ago

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