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A 49-year-old female asked:

i heard and felt a popping in my ribs. hurts to touch and push on the side . hurts like heck to move or take a deep breath. what should i do ?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Medication, see doc: Yo could try over the counter pain medication, heating pad (or ice pack). If you feel like you are not getting enough air, go to er or your doctor right away. If the symptoms do not improve or are intolerable, see your doctor or go to urgent care or er.

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