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my rib cage pops when stretching

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Usually: It is the cartilage of your ribs.

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
19 years experience Internal Medicine
It can be: If you have inflamation of the cartilage that connects the sternum or breastbone to the ribs. Or you might have a fracture, but usually these things a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alberto Abrebaya
29 years experience Podiatry
IBS: This sounds like irritable bowel with major flatulence. But it can also be diverticulosis or a herniation. Typically a computerized tomography is n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Emdur
Specializes in Family Medicine
Popping: Sounds harmless to me. Where is the sound coming from exactly? Any history of chest wall trauma?
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
12 years experience Family Medicine
Palpitations/Gas: It seems like you are feeling palpitations. It could also be some gas in your intestines or lung problems. Without a past medical history and furhter ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Probable injury: Sounds like you ether strained your rib muscles or fractured your rib. Both can be very painful and associated with swelling. Treatment is the same. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Motola
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes!: Yes this is very possible . How constipated are you? Consider talking to your doctor about a laxative such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). You can t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Muskuloskeletal: Most likely explanation is a musculoskeletal pain from pulled muscle or bruised rib - however an enlarged liver or inflamed gall bladder can also give ... Read More

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