A 34-year-old female asked:
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blowing nose & heard a pop/crack noise from rib area. now have severe sharp pain when moving, breathing, coughing, etc. do u think it may be fractured?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: But not that likely at your age / a good old muscle strain can be pretty painful for awhile either way it should be self limiting although may take several weeks to clear.
Answered on Apr 21, 2013
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