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Is it normal for your sternum to pop out while pregnant?

Is it normal for your sternum to pop out while pregnant?

Sternum: Usually, no, but all joints may get loosening and diastasis during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Neck popping sounds, ear pain, MRI/CT on head/brain normal, node tenderness in upper chest. Infection somewhere?

Neck popping sounds, ear pain, MRI/CT on head/brain normal, node tenderness in upper chest. Infection somewhere?

Neck popping: I do not know what you mean by node tenderness in upper chest. The only nodes in upper chest are inside the chest. Happy to do 2nd opinion to better get to the problem. ...Read more

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What causes cracking and popping in my sternum when I pull my shoulders back?

What causes cracking and popping in my sternum when I pull my shoulders back?

Cartilage: The sound you feel and hear is the joint between your ribs and your sternum. The ribs are joined to the sternum by cartilage and ligaments, just like the other joints in your body. They are supposed to move, and this makes a popping noise. ...Read more

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Had blow to chest. Popping sensation can be felt near sternum to the left. Also pain. What is it and will it stay for life or will it eventually go?

Had blow to chest. Popping sensation can be felt near sternum to the left. Also pain. What is it and will it stay for life or will it eventually go?

Mgt/workup: It may be related to soft tissue injury, but other conditions to consider include a rib fracture. If you have any trouble breathing, please see the ED immediately. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with costochondritis- but have had awful pain and "popping" in my sternum for going on 3 years now. Help :/?

I was diagnosed with costochondritis- but have had awful pain and "popping" in my sternum for going on 3 years now. Help :/?

Chostochondritis: You could have a rib a bit displaced. Go see a doctor of osteopathy (do) who can do osteopathic manipulative therapy (omt). Ask first before you go, though, as not all dos do omt. If you cannot find one, check on: www. Aoa-net. Org for one. ...Read more

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Have I popping sensation when I push on just below my right side of sternum and ribs meet. Underneath I have pain sometime when push/pulling?

Have I popping sensation when I push on just below my right side of sternum and ribs meet. Underneath I have pain sometime when push/pulling?

There is: CARTILAGE there. ..a part of the JOINT that exists between your sternum and the front part of your ribs!! This is the same as "cracking" your KNUCKES! STOP IT! You can irritate these joints and THAT causes a condition known as COSTOCHONDRITIS and THAT HURTS when you push/pull!!!!

Hope this helps! ]
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Why does my sternum/ back make a popping noise when moving?

Why does my sternum/ back make a popping noise when moving?

Gas bubble in joint.: Small gas bubbles are normally found in joints and when compressed can make a popping sound. There's no harm associated with it. ...Read more

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I get pain in my sternum and sometimes I hear popping sound from the middle part of the chest.  it's been like this since 2 months. Help please?

I get pain in my sternum and sometimes I hear popping sound from the middle part of the chest.  it's been like this since 2 months. Help please?

Unsure: It sounds like you could have an infection in the sternum or may have had trauma/injury to the bone itself. I would recommend a chest x-ray to look at the breast bone/sternum. If the x-ray is neg you might need a more detailed study called a chest ct (scan). ...Read more

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Cracking/popping of my sternum/ribs ever since it popped/cracked a week ago. Should I be worried?

Cracking/popping of my sternum/ribs ever since it popped/cracked a week ago. Should I be worried?

Rib pain: Need to know what happen to your sternum; what evaluation was done (exam, x rays etc); what medication were given etc.; what is your medical history. Ribs fractures are notorious for having lots of pain (maily sharp) which is frustrating. Fracture could take 6 weeks to heal. However, the best way to help is to see your doctor and make sure recovery is going well and nothing new develops. ...Read more

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Painful mid sternum, usually wih popping sound when I twist, im also coughing and with pleghm.... What's wrong with me?

Painful mid sternum, usually wih popping sound when I twist, im also coughing and with pleghm.... What's wrong with me?

Could be: If pain is unrelated to cough could be constochondritis but if related to cough and phlegm will be concerned about pneumonia. Either way need examination. ...Read more

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Is it ok that where my ribs connect to my sternum they pop sometimes? Like popping knuckles. It hurts most of the time until they pop.

Is it ok that where my ribs connect to my sternum they pop sometimes? Like popping knuckles. It hurts most of the time until they pop.

Yes, it's probably OK: There are joint between your ribs and your sternum that can pop as they move sometimes, and it is not an indication of harm. It is also possible to get costochondritis, or inflammation of those joints, which usually is painful to touch and with movement. If you are having a lot of pain, try low doses of Ibuprofen over the counter for a few days. As with anything, if it doesn't go away see a dr. ...Read more

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Why does my sternum make a popping sound with a sudden movement 4 years after CABGx4?

Why does my sternum make a popping sound with a sudden movement 4 years after CABGx4?

Sternum: Your sternum was split during CABG and perhaps there is some instability at the cartilaginous junction between the rib and sternum. Your cardiothoracic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this matter. ...Read more

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I have pain and popping in my sternum - like muscle pain when I move a certain way but it does not hurt when I press on my sternum.?

STERNAL AREA PAIN: I SUGGEST YOUR SEE YOUR PCP AND ASK FOR CHEST XRAY AND POSSIBLE RIB SERIES. THIS MIGHT BE A STRUCTURAL PROBLEM WITH YOUR CHEST WALL.
IT IS GOOD THAT PAIN IS NOT A PART OF YOUR COMPLAINT. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain only lasting minutes. Localized, worse on deep breath, movement, relieved by "popping" sternum? History of ms. 28 years old

Severe chest pain only lasting minutes. Localized, worse on deep breath, movement, relieved by "popping" sternum? History of ms. 28 years old

Needs attention: Ms does not cause heart or lung disease but does cause occasional thoracic pain if spinal cord involvement. Would let your doctor know about this as may represent a co-morbity involving internal organs and needs careful and thorough assessment. ...Read more

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I have this weird popping sensating when I press my upper left abdomen about 1-2" below the tip of the sternum but right next to the ribs. Any idea?

I have this weird popping sensating when I press my upper left abdomen about 1-2" below the tip of the sternum but right next to the ribs. Any idea?

Hard to say: The only things near there that could "pop" are your ribs. Try tracing out the individual ribs and seeing if one is the culprit. You might be able to see it in the mirror. If it is a rib, see your orthopedist. If not a rib, see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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I stretched my arms back, coming down off a wall, my chest made a popping sound. My ribs & sternum hurt when I get up from bed or raise my left arm.

Varies: There are a number of potential causes. There are small joints between the ribs and the sternum and it is possible you injured one or more of them. Don't hesitate to be seen if you don't improve. ...Read more

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Sharp, severe upper sternum & popping. Waxes & wanes worse moving breathing leaning forward only hurts to touch when at it's worst not always tender?

Sharp, severe upper sternum & popping. Waxes & wanes worse moving breathing leaning forward only hurts to touch when at it's worst not always tender?

Costochondritis: Sounds like you have a case of costochondritis. This can cause severe pain along the sides of the sternum where the ribs attach. It's an inflammatory process and will benefit from anti-inflammatory meds as well as rest. Stop working out for a while and allow your body to heal. ...Read more

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What causes a popping sensation on the left side of my chest and sternum? NO PAIN. Almost feels like when you crack your neck. PCP says heart ok.

What causes a popping sensation on the left side of my chest and sternum? NO PAIN. Almost feels like when you crack your neck. PCP says heart ok.

Costal cartilage: The most common cause of the popping sensation you describe is separation of the cartilage on the ends of the ribs from the sternum. There are many reasons this can happen but the important fact is that it has no medical significance. Occasionally this condition can be accompanied by pain which is best treated with NSAIDs like Ibuprofen. In the absence of pain there is no need to worry. ...Read more

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Chest makes a popping noise when I stretch my back and chest pains at age 16. How would I treat this?

Chest makes a popping noise when I stretch my back and chest pains at age 16. How would I treat this?

Are you 16 or 41?: Your profile says you're 41, so I'm assuming the question pertains to a son or daughter? The popping requires no treatment. It's just a tendon moving over a bony prominence with stretching. Chest pain in a 16 year old is generally not serious but has a long list of possible causes - you should address with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I've been having chest pains where it feels likes spikes, clenching and a popping sensation. What is this?

I've been having chest pains where it feels likes spikes, clenching and a popping sensation. What is this?

Inflammation: The popping sensation originates from the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. Try an anti inflammatory medication such as aleve (naproxen) for a week. See a doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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When I exhale deeply enough, it feels like bubbles are popping in the upper-middle-right side of my chest. It doesn't hurt, comes and goes?

When I exhale deeply enough, it feels like bubbles are popping in the upper-middle-right side of my chest. It doesn't hurt, comes and goes?

Do you smoke: My first question if you smoke if you do stop immediately you already might have damages in your lung the other reason could be your reflux as you know the medicine take care of the chemical part if reflux not the mechanical unless you sleep with your head up avoid tight cloth and late meal or snack the gastric secretion with less acid in it because of the medicine still go down to your wind pipe ...Read more

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I'm having popping sound on my chest n it's very sore?

I'm having popping sound on my chest n it's very sore?

Who knows? Who knows: YOu give no history or age but the problem you mentioned is not uncommon in young people. This may be popping of the cartilaginous edge of the rib. It may be sore at the insertion of the rib into the chest bone Some people can make it happen
Not serious but unusual. ...Read more