Sharp pain and cracklings lungs

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just over a month ago i woke up early hours of the morning with a sharp pain coming from my ribs towards my back. This pain was intense and made it difficult to breathe without being in intense pain. Despite obviously needing

to see a gp, i didn't (i have a toddler and a newborn and finding a baby sitter is a nightmare). The pain level decreased after about 5 days but i can still feel a very mild pain when i sneeze. Now i've caught a cold from my toddler and when i breathe out deeply i can hear a crackling sound. would these two have anything in common and has anyone had these same symptoms and a diagnosis?

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    Hi Chloe

    I'm Not qualified but you definitely need to speak to your GP.

    Most GP's now offer phone & video appointments .

    I would do it immediately just to be settled in your mind.

    You may have damaged or broken a rib without realising it but you have to contact your GP.

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    Hi chloe,

    I'm currently going through something similar where I'm getting constant chest pain in the front and back of my upper body.

    Couple weeks ago I developed a slightly sore throat, but it wasn't that bad. This followed by coughing up thick phlegm for a few days which slowly got less over the following weeks....

    I am still left with pain and that crackling when breathing out deeply like you mentioned! Doesn't seem to be going away.

    I have been to the gp who took a sample of my phlegm to test for bacterial infection but found nothing... So I have just gone for a chest xray today and will get results in a few days.

    How are you now?

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