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Young, healthy men sometimes experience collapse in one or all lobes of the lung. This is more likely to happen if you are tall. It is also possible that you have a lung infection and the gunk in you lungs (consolidation) actually rattles when you breathe. Go to your doctor to have him listen to your lungs with a stethascope. He may send you for a xray. Here is an explanation of your symptoms.
Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs.Tactile fremitus is normally more intense in the right second intercostal space, as well as in the interscapular region, as these areas are closest to the bronchial bifurcation. Tactile fremitus is pathologically increased over areas of consolidation and decreased or absent over areas of pleural effusion or pneumothorax (where there is liquid or air instead of usual lung).
The reason for increased fremitus in a consolidated lung is the fact that the sound waves are transmitted with less decay in a solid or fluid medium (the consolidation) than in a gaseous medium (aerated lung).
If you have shortness of breath, fever, chills, or increased pain then go to the ER. Hope this helps and that you feel better soon :o)
Hello and hope you are doing well.
Your symptoms could be due to air trapped in the subcutaneous layers, this gives a crackling feel. This can happen with injury, where air can get trapped. The chest pain could be due to an injury. If the symptoms are getting worse or if you develop additional symptoms please consult your primary care physician. In the meantime you can take OTC pain medication Ibuprofen. Ensure to take this medication after food to avoid gastritis. Apply cold compress to the wound for relief.
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