When should I go see a doctor?
If hiccups last only minutes up to a couple hours, you probably do not need to see your doctor. However, if the hiccups last more than a few days (typically two), you should see your doctor. When the hiccups happen at the same time as symptoms like a headache, trouble keeping your balance, or numbness, it can be a sign of something more serious. If you have those symptoms with hiccups, see your doctor immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.