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Popping Sound In Chest With A Sharp Pain
I was sitting with my back hunched forward and I felt a popping in the left side of my chest, near my heart, followed by a sharp pain. what happened?
Nerve: This appears to have been a pinched intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between two ribs. The popping feeling could have been from the ligament that holds the rib joint onto the sternum(breastbone). The sharp pain would be aggravated by a deep breath or cough. This situation should resolve in a few days,but see your md as needed. ...Read more
I need to know how to fix my back pain sharp pain in upper right shoulderblade, and in upper right chest. Cant breathe deeply with out my back popping or it starts hurting
Back : Back problems are not usually aggravated by breathing. They are not usually limited to shoulder blade and chest. I recommend being checked out by your primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Can't say...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more
I WAS TWISTING OFF A STUCK LID FROM A JAR AND HEARD A POPPING SOUND AND HAD SHARP PAIN IN BASE OF THUMB. STILL WITH PAING AND TINGLING?
I have sharp pain in both my upper arms along with a popping sound when I move them.What should I do?
Shoulder is suspect: This problem sounds muskuloskeletal, which means it is either a joint (like shoulder), a tendon or bursae, or muscle or ligament. From description sounds like it is stemming from the shoulder joint and one of the attachments (muscle, tendon..). It is the only joint in the body that has full rotation, so it is quite complex. Recommend rheumatologist (medical doc) or orthopedist (surgical doc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clicking sound comes and goes when heart beats..upper left chest sharp pain and the pain goes through ribs to upper back left side.im 20 years old?
See Physician: Anytime you have a sharp pain that is not going away,it would be wise to seek medical help right away ...Read more
Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?
More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more
I heard a popping sound and had a sharp pain in my ear after using a sinus rinse Do I need to call my doctor?
If persistent: If this lasts more than a day or gets intolerable, see your doctor. ...Read more
What is the test to see if something is dissecting inside chest wall? Ultra sound, MRI, CT? Very sharp pain. No fever.
I have severe chest cough with mucus, sharp pain and wheasy sound when i cough or breathe heavily, hot alot, sore muscles, always tired, lasted 3 days
Acute bronchitis...: You probably had acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infections. The sore muscles and pain are likely musculoskeletal pain from the cough. If due to a viral infection, it will run its course but antibiotics are often needed if due to a bacterial infection. If your symptoms recur, see your doctor. ...Read more
No appetite, sharp pain in left side of chest when i bent over to pick something up, no bowel movement for days even after taking miralax, (polyethylene glycol) sound serious?
GI Issues: It sounds like you've got some GI issues that need close physical examination. Stop taking the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and see your pcp asap to be sure what it is. Gerd, upper GI ulcers, gastritis etc. Could be responsible for the symptoms. You'll get a clearer picture with a physical exam by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i press down on my sternum i get very sharp pain what can this be does it sound anything to worry about?
It depends: You don't tell us what level of the sternum you pressed on. If you have no pain unless you press down, it most probably is not a serious condition. However, without more details and an examination, i would not be prepared to be more specific. See your physician. ...Read more
What is the reason of severe sharp pain under right ribs, radiating to back and rib cage? Ultra sound = cleAr, 28 y female
Lifted a box at work, heard a popping sound in my chest, have had pain since-hurts to cough, deep breath, etc?
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
Leaning completely forward on toilet and pushing to release all urine,heard a popping sound in left chest. What causes this? Sounds like 4 quick pops
Ligaments: You probably heard popping due to movements of the ligaments at the insertion points of your pectoral muscles. As long as you have no lingering pain or range of motion when you raise your arms above your head, you are fine. If you have pain or limited ROM, see a sports medicine doc for next steps ...Read more
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