A 50-year-old male asked:
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when i take a deep breath sometimes i feel a crack in my ribs but not painful. my breathing is not affected. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: I would say to ignore it.
Answered on Feb 17, 2016

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