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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?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Family Medicine
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In brief: Rib pain

Assuming no injury, your popping is coming from a cartiledge between your rib and the sternum. I doubt a fracture, since you would have remembered an injury.

In brief: Rib pain

Assuming no injury, your popping is coming from a cartiledge between your rib and the sternum. I doubt a fracture, since you would have remembered an injury.
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