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I am a 50 year old male with no history of serious illness. Recently I have noticed a slight crackling sound in my lungs with normal inhale/exhale breathing. Should i be concerned or is this normal?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not normal.

Should probably have this evaluated.
If you do not have signs or symptoms of a viral infection / cold symptoms you may need a cxr.

In brief: Not normal.

Should probably have this evaluated.
If you do not have signs or symptoms of a viral infection / cold symptoms you may need a cxr.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Nicholas Perera
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Most

Most definitely not normal.
Could be due to nightime gastric reflux causing stomach acid to go into your lungs or something more serious. I would be especially concerned if you are a smoker. You need to see a doctor and be examined, probably have a chest xray done.

In brief: Most

Most definitely not normal.
Could be due to nightime gastric reflux causing stomach acid to go into your lungs or something more serious. I would be especially concerned if you are a smoker. You need to see a doctor and be examined, probably have a chest xray done.
Dr. Nicholas Perera
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