Clinton was admitted on Sunday after her doctor discovered the blood clot while administering a follow-up visit for her concussion suffered earlier in December. Clinton is being treated with blood thinners to help dissolve the clot. Her doctors are confident she will make a full recovery.
Blood clots are healthy and lifesaving when they stop bleeding following injury. However, blood clots also can form abnormally, causing: heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism or other serious medical problem.
Clinton fell, due to a bout of dehydration stemming from the stomach flu resulting in a concussion.
Clinton was scheduled to return to the State Department this week after being home recovering from her concussion. She was unable to testify on December 20 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly Benghazi attack, her absence is what drew the venomous and sophomoric attacks from some on the Right
Clinton plans to step down from her position when a replacement is confirmed by Congress. Sen. John Kerry is President Obama's choice to replace Clinton as Secretary of State.