A blood clot that landed Hillary Rodham Clinton in a New York hospital earlier this month formed in her head. That is according to an update by the secretary of state's doctors Monday.
Doctors said the blood clot, which did not result in a stroke or neurological damage, formed in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. A blood clot that forms inside one of your veins or arteries is called a thrombus.
Clinton's doctors say that to help dissolve the clot, they are treating her with blood thinners. The 65-year-old secretary of state is expected to be released from the hospital once the medication dose has been determined. She is said to be in good spirits.
The illness has kept Clinton out of the public eye since December 7, leaving many to wonder about the severity of her condition and its potential impact on Clinton's political future, including a possible run for president in 2016.