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what are crackles

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Fluid in lungs: The medical term for this is rales. It is a slight popping sound (like rice krispies in milk) heard when someone listens with a stethescope during br ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Noise on chest: 'crackles' refers to a specific sound a doctor hears when they listen with a stethoscope at your lungs. 'basal' usually refers to the location where t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Maybe not: Not sure it's a crackle, but seeing a dcctor can help.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Tight tired short mu: Tired tight short muscles see a therapist and get some neck stretches massage loosens muscle work in relaxation skills.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
See a physician: As soon as possible for physical exam and chest x ray to diagnose and treat your problem.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
Lung sounds: can indicate many different problems. Rhonchi are common with COPD, pneumonia, smokers, bronchitis. Crackles - wet crackles - can be heard with pneu ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Post nasal drip typically causes throat discomfort and throat clearing. Crackles generally refers to lung sounds where there is fluid in the alveoli ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Many causes: The most common and likely cause of cracking/popping in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface carti ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
See below: The most common and likely cause of cracking/popping in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface carti ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
No: Not always. Other lung pathology can result in "crackles" when your doctor listens to your lungs.
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