Hillary Clinton is expected to make a full recovery after being hospitalized for a blood clot near her brain.
According to doctors the U.S Secretary of State is “making excellent progress” and will likely be released from the hospital after a medication dose for her blood thinners has been established.
Doctors Lisa Bardack and Gigi El-Bayoumi said that they “are confident she will make a full recovery” and also reported that Clinton is “in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff.”
Fortunately, the clot did not result in any other health complications such as a stroke or neurological damage which could have easily occurred since the clot formed between her brain and her skull.
Although it isn’t certain what could have caused the blood clot, doctors are pretty sure that Clinton’s concussion from a few weeks ago played a major role in the clot’s formation.
The nation was stunned when the Secretary of State passed out during a speech due to dehydration and a stomach virus and hit her head hard enough to cause a pretty bad concussion.
At the time, no further health issues had been discovered but a follow-up exam led to the discovery of the hidden clot.
Her illness prevented her from testifying in a congressional hearing about the deadly September 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
According to Doctor Raj Narayan, chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, Clinton’s “condition is not very common, but it certainly happens.”
This also isn’t the first time that Hillary had a battle with a blood clot.
Back in 2007 Clinton revealed to the New York Daily News that she got a blood clot when she was a first lady.
She discovered the first clot after suffering from a serious pain behind her knee while campaigning for New York’s Democratic Senator Charles Schumer.
It was admittedly a huge health scare but she managed to make a full recovery.
After facing one health scare after another, however, the Secretary of State plans on stepping down after President Obama is inaugurated for his second term in office.