It's probable that you've had a case of the hiccups before, and it's also likely that you will again.
Those annoying "hic" sounds may seem like they may happen to anybody at any moment, but some individuals are more prone to hiccups than others.
The Mayo Clinic notes that this group comprises those who routinely experience feelings of tension, worry, or excitement.
Hiccups may also occur after consuming carbonated beverages, a large meal, or even after stomach surgery.
Hiccups often don't linger very long. However, males are more likely to have prolonged hiccup episodes.
With this information in mind, you may be asking whether there are any hazards to your health from having persistent hiccups.
According to a study published in the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility in 2012, they are possible but uncommon.
According to Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, "intractable hiccups" occur when the condition persists for more than a month.