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i get a popping noise and pain under my chest

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rib pain: Assuming no injury, your popping is coming from a cartiledge between your rib and the sternum. I doubt a fracture, since you would have remembered an ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Unsure: It sounds like you could have an infection in the sternum or may have had trauma/injury to the bone itself. I would recommend a chest x-ray to look a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Examination: It would be impossible to make a diagnosis based on the limited information you can offer in this forum. Where exactly on the chest does it hurt? If i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
17 years experience Family Medicine
Soft tissue injury: My first instinct is to suspect a strained or torn muscle in the left shoulder/chest region. If you are able to raise the arm with pain, then it is li ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : There are a number of potential causes. There are small joints between the ribs and the sternum and it is possible you injured one or more of them. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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YES.: One year of pain following an injury, even one caused by an overly strong hug, justifies medical evaluation. I know that getting an appointment can o ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Suspicious for a subluxed ri b, rib pain, or irritated muscle.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
What do you mean: Why wpold you be concerned and worried at the age of 36 about the poppoing in your chest while sleeping.Why will you thik that.There is no reason if y ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Who knows? Who knows: YOu give no history or age but the problem you mentioned is not uncommon in young people.This may be popping of the cartilaginous edge of the rib. It ... Read More

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