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A 65-year-old female asked:

blood clots in shoulders?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
TOS: Rarely seen by md's. Work group prone are major league pitchers, who develop thoracic outlet syndrome in pitching arm. I have examine two major league pitchers (both without blood clots) & distinct finding was superior trapezium (st) asymmetry. These muscles suspend shoulders. St of pitching arm becomes weak, causing clavicle to approximate first rib & clip subclavian artery and vein.

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A 25-year-old male asked:

Yesterday i was hit on both shoulders kind of hard. Is it possible to get a blood clot and what signs should I look out for? I'm very worried.

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Dr. John Michalski
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A 65-year-old female asked:

Blood clot in both shoulders?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Unclear question: How do you know that you have blood clots in the shoulders? Blood clots in shoulders is not a recognized medical entity. It may help if you describe the symptoms.

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