According to Clinton spokesman, Philippe Reines, her physicians discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday. He says Mrs. Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants, and that she has been admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital to allow doctors to monitor the medication over the next 48 hours.
Reines says doctors will continue to assess Clinton's condition. "Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion," Reines said. "They will determine if any further action is required." He did not say where the clot was discovered.
Mrs. Clinton, 65, was suffering from a stomach virus earlier this month when she fainted due to dehydration, resulting in a concussion. She has not been seen publicly since the concussion, although her spokesman reported that she has been working from home, and that she spent the holidays with her family.
After recovering over the past three weeks, Clinton was scheduled to return to work at the State Department this week. Her illness forced her to bow out of testifying December 20 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Instead, Deputies Thomas Nides and Bill Burns appeared in her place.
Mrs. Clinton, who plans to step down as Secretary of State as soon as a replacement is confirmed by the Senate to replace her, was wrapping up her duties as secretary of state until her health issues sidelined her.