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Massaging your butt with a finger could cure hiccups
Did you know, you can cure hiccups by massaging your butt? Sounds EXTREMELY weird but according to US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, it could work.
A 60-year-old man with acute pancreatitis developed persistent hiccups after insertion of a nasogastric tube. Removal of the latter did not terminate the hiccups which had also been treated with different drugs, and several maneuvers were attempted, but with no success.
Digital rectal massage was then performed resulting in abrupt cessation of the hiccups. Recurrence of the hiccups occurred several hours later, and again, they were terminated immediately with digital rectal massage. No other recurrences were observed.
This is the second reported case associating cessation of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage.