Diagnosis Code R06.6
Information for Medical Professionals
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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- 786.8 - Hiccough
- Diaphragmatic tonic spasm
- Hiccough present
- Spasm of skeletal muscle of thorax
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R06.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- psychogenic hiccough (F45.8)
Information for Patients
Also called: Hiccough
A hiccup is an unintentional movement of the diaphragm, the muscle at the base of the lungs. It's followed by quick closing of the vocal cords, which produces the "hic" sound you make. There are a large number of causes, including large meals, alcohol, or hot and spicy foods. Hiccups may also start and stop for no obvious reason.
There is no sure way to stop hiccups. You can try
- Breathing into a paper bag
- Drinking or sipping a glass of cold water
- Holding your breath
Hiccups aren't usually serious. Contact your health care provider if they last for more than a few days.