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Dr. James Bicos
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What does a blood clot in my shoulder feel like?

What does a blood clot in my shoulder feel like?

Nothing: You typically cannot feel a blood clot. What you are looking for is swelling in your arm - your entire arm. Upper extremity blood clots are exceedingly rare. If there is any question, go and see your physician for an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


Dr. Michael Dugan
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Can sharp pains below shoulder blade be a blood clot?

Can sharp pains below shoulder blade be a blood clot?

Seems unlikley: If there has been a blood clot that migrated from the leg to the lung (embolus) and caused part of the lung to die it could produce chest pain from the irritation of the lung linging (pleurisy). This pain is usually worse with a cough or deep breath. ...Read more

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Dr. Amir Khan
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Do I have a blood clot if my left shoulder blade is in agonising pain?

Do I have a blood clot if my left shoulder blade is in agonising pain?

Unlikely: Neck problems, suprascapular nerve entrapment, peri-scapular bursitis, posterior rib-cage injuries, and rhomboid muscles can cause shoulder blade pain. See an orthopedist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Deepak Gupta
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Upper left back pain gets worse when I take s deep breathe. Hurts my and and shoulder. I can feel it when I move.What could it be? Blood clot?

Upper left back pain gets worse when I take s deep breathe. Hurts my and and shoulder. I can feel it when I move.What could it be? Blood clot?

UPPER BACK PAIN: It could have multiple etiologies. This needs to be investigated by your primary care doctor. I recommend you see him/her as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
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I was hit with a hardball on my arm 4 months ago and then my arm turned black blue and red from elbow to shoulder now i feel like I have 2 blood clots?

I was hit with a hardball on my arm 4 months ago and then my arm turned black blue and red from elbow to shoulder now i feel like I have 2 blood clots?

Trauma: The bruising and ecchymosis is normal after trauma, some swelling could be normal or could be internal bleeding (hematoma). A blood clot (thrombosis) is rare after direct trauma but is possible if a vein or artery was directly injured. The only way to get a diagnosis is to see a physician and possibly get a ultrasound of this arm. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Would I probably know if I had a PE/blood clot?Getting pains by back of ribs/shoulder very brief.no dyspnea I just feel really anxious. I have GERD to

Would I probably know if I had a PE/blood clot?Getting pains by back of ribs/shoulder very brief.no dyspnea I just feel really anxious. I have GERD to

PE can be silent: PE can be silent. However, pain your shoulder is probably due to some other cause that would require examination in person to evaluate. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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I have a hard vein going from my arm pit to my shoulder & my shoulder is a little sore in the same area. Is this a blood clot? Should I be worried?

I have a hard vein going from my arm pit to my shoulder & my shoulder is a little sore in the same area. Is this a blood clot? Should I be worried?

Could be: depending on exact location. Only way to know for sure is with careful exam and imaging tests if necessary. Anticoagulants might be advisable, so see a doctor for specific adivce. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
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I have had injections for my shoulder MRI said type lll slap lesion had blood clots I take xarelto for it can I take it with surgery?

I have had injections for my shoulder MRI said type lll slap lesion had blood clots I take xarelto  for it can I take it with surgery?

Intra-operative blee: Having an elective arthroscopic procedure, one should not bee on Xarelto for about a week. Medically, one must check with prescribing physician to see if one can be taken off med for this time period. ...Read more

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Dr. Andres Katz
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