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Grayslake, IL
A 38-year-old female asked:

Leaning completely forward on toilet and pushing to release all urine,heard a popping sound in left chest. what causes this? sounds like 4 quick pops

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
Ligaments: You probably heard popping due to movements of the ligaments at the insertion points of your pectoral muscles. As long as you have no lingering pain or range of motion when you raise your arms above your head, you are fine. If you have pain or limited ROM, see a sports medicine doc for next steps

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