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Popping sensation in the chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Well I'm just curious, the past couple years (on and off) I have been able to crack I guess.. or pop by chest
User :   It doesn't hurt, I'm just wondering what exactly this is
User :   Like right now, every couple minutes or so I can pop it
Doctor :  
Can you explain me more about it?
Doctor :  
May I know your age, occupation?
User :   18 librarian
User :   There isn't much to this except that..
Doctor :  
User :   I flex my chest or stretch it, and there's a popping sensation
User :   popping or cracking
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you have pain while at work or exercise?
User :   No, and I don't exercise very often.
Doctor :   Ok

User :   This seems just like another joint that I can crack, but I didn't think there WERE any on my sternum..
Doctor :   Do you have pain?

User :   Nope

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