Why would a 5yr old little girl have random hiccups and have very foul belches?

Lydia - posted on 04/09/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 5 year old granddaughter that gets the hiccups for no apparent reason, doesn't have anything to do with eating and she will also let out a loud belch that has a very foul oder. She gets the hiccups at least 2-3 times a day. Any ideas?

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Lydia - posted on 04/09/2013

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Thanks Liz, that's what I told my daughter. She does complain about her tummy hurting, usually at night and she says she's hungry?

I will pass this information on to my daughter, thanks again.

Liz - posted on 04/09/2013

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What kind of foul odor? Is it specifically fecal, for example? Are her bowel motions and frequency normal? Does she complain of any stomach pain or abdominal pain? Does anything seem to exacerbate it?

There could be a reflux issue, perhaps some delayed emptying of her stomach, possibly even a bacterial imbalance in her digestive system including potentially H.Pylori in her stomach. All of these should be easy to treat but shouldn't be ignored.

I recommend a check up with a physician to get to the bottom of it.

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