A 32-year-old female asked:
Chest pain left breast area only relieved by pressing on chest and makes a crunching sound like my ribs are cracking. should i go to the er? no insura
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A Verified Doctoranswered
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
General Surgery 56 years experience
Few choices: Sometimes air in soft tissue from pneumothorax = crepitance can feel like that -rice crispy sensation
other would be rib trauma with ribs crunching over one another
x-ray can define.
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 21, 2020
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