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Pain in the rib cage, anxiety. Colonoscopy and MRI normal. Reason?

Hello, I am a 49 year old male, I am 5 10 and weigh 200lbd. I excercise and do yoga 6 days a week. I have had ekgs, stress tests, chest x-rays,and blodd tests to check my heart. I also have had an upper GI and colonoscopy and MRI because I often get pain in my left side under my rib cage every test has come back normal. I believe I get this pain when I have stress and its how my body deals with anxiety . My question is. can the pain under my left rib cage hit a nerve or something and cause pain to radiate in my shoulder. the two often happen together. Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for calling H.C.M.F.
Left rib cage always suggests gastric irritation, pancrias pain, some times due to cervical spondylosis. Because the pain is associated with shoulder pain, and all the tests are negative for other possibilities, it may be definitely spondylosis only.
I advise you to consult an orthopedic surgeon, for diagnosis and treatment. You may need to have M.R.I. neck for confermation.
If it is negative you can go for gastroscopy, to rule out gastric problem.
Wishing for a quick recovery .
Best regards.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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