Doctors: Blood Clot Located in Hillary Clinton’s Head, Confident She Will Make Full Recovery

A view of New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, December, 31, 2012 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is receiving treatment for a blood clot discovered in the aftermath of a concussion suffered earlier this month.  Credit: AFP/Getty Images

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot say the clot formed in her head but they stress that they are confident she will make a full recovery.

In an update Monday on Clinton’s condition, her doctors say the blood clot did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage. The clot is located in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear.

Clinton’s doctors say that to help dissolve the clot, they are treating her with blood thinners. They say she will be released once the medication dose has been established.

In their update, the doctors say the 65-year-old secretary of state is making excellent progress and is in good spirits.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about the situation on the Korean peninsula during a press conference in Beijing on May 24, 2010. The United States is ‘working hard’ to avoid an increase in inter-Korean tensions after the deadly sinking of a Seoul warship blamed on Pyongyang, Clinton said. Credit: AFP/Getty Images 

On Monday, NBC chief science reporter Robert Bazell said “there may be more to this story that we don’t know” after Clinton’s office said she was being treated with blood thinners after she suffered a blood clot due to a recent concussion.

“The problem is that concussions, when they lead to blood clots — the blood clots are not usually treated with blood thinners, as they say she’s being treated,” he said. “If she has a blood clot that occurred because she was sitting around or something, they would treat that with blood thinners, and that would be fine. But there may be more to this story that we don’t know.”

It doesn’t appear that officials immediately explained why they chose to treat Clinton with blood thinners when, as Bazell explained, blood clots resulting from concussions are not usually treated with blood thinners.

Check back for updates on Clinton’s status.