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I just finished at a swim meet and now it feels sore when i do any sort of movement or any other use of my neck like swallowing.my neck makes weird popping noises as i do these things and if i push down on my skin it feels "bubbly." is this normal?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No. Can see doctor.: Bubbly skin sensations sound like there is air inside the skin. That means a person can go to the doctor now to see if there is a partially collapsed lung that is leaking some air into the skin. One can go to the ER, because they can do a chest x-ray quickly there. If one's regular doctor is available right now, one can first ask the doctor for advice, because the doctor might want to see her.
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Last updated Jan 18, 2016


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