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-- this now the medical care for America's top diplomat secretary of state Hillary Clinton remains in -- New York hospital.
Where she's being treated with blood dinners for a blood clot lodged between her skull and her brain.
Molly Henneberg live from Washington with more Molly.
-- I -- doctors say Secretary Clinton is making excellent progress is in good spirits and should make a full recovery.
She remains in New York Presbyterian Hospital as doctors monitor that brain clot.
The black banners should -- dissolve it and -- say Clinton did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage from the clocked.
It's been a rough month of December -- the outgoing secretary of state though she returned from a trip to Europe in early December and got some type of stomach virus that left -- severely dehydrated.
She had to cancel a trip to the Middle East and North Africa.
Later in mid December issue is recovering from a virus at home a spokesperson says she fainted and got a concussion.
She didn't go to the hospital at that time but had to cancel her scheduled December 20 testimony before congress on the -- got in Libya attacks.
The secretary did go see a doctor for follow up exam recently and that doctor found the blood -- Secretary Clinton was admitted to the hospital on Sunday.
Lawmakers including former Democrat now independent Connecticut senator Joseph Lieberman say they hope the secretary can still answer questions on -- -- Once she is -- -- -- -- a neighbor thank you very much now from Warren secretary Clinton's condition -- and doctor Marc Siegel Fox News medical eighteen Merck.
And professor at minutes of medicine at New York university's -- -- Medical medical center and doctor mark understand you've been talking to mrs.
Clinton's doctors with the latest word.
Well I -- of course we -- -- preserve privacy here that's the most important thing in this is very tricky because with celebrities you get a lot of information on in the news.
But they still have a right to their privacy -- the doctors that she's under the care -- I'm gonna tell you right off the bat.
Her neurologist is probably the top one of the top in the country and handling this kind of thing head trauma.
A stroke risks of strokes risks of believes he he these tremendous.
Now it looks like with her situation right transverse pianist Cyrus thrombosis that's a -- that's a lot of words.
But what it is is it's where the -- collect at this side of the brain and they're exiting the brain.
It's like the drain it's where the -- drain and I think.
That because she suffered head trauma that increases the risk of this kind of thing a -- now.
Is that the only an issue here this other issues here as -- as was mentioned by Molly the risk of dehydration having been ill before that's a possibility could she have an underlying tendency to form clots they're going to have to look into that.
This is a very risky situation -- fell but the good news is that once you treat a patient like this with blood fenders and they do well for a few days the way she has.
The prognosis is much much better in the risk of stroke goes way way down.
It's also good news that she didn't seem to have a lot of symptoms like we're hearing that was found.
-- a routine exam which is really another great thing that the positions there for her.
Yeah that is very good and the anti coagulant the blood -- -- -- have done is Clinton on.
I understand it's gonna dissolve that -- -- you -- something to doctor -- though about the previous conditions in 1988.
On this Clinton had a swollen right foot doctors -- found out it was due to a -- behind her -- so.
That is -- question I wanted to ask you the possibility of this sort of thing re occurring.
Well this is a totally different kind of situation you know there's been a lot of discussion what about.
Being on planes and there is there is some cases in the literature medical literature of people who have been on planes for a long time that can develop.
These kind of clots in the brain.
But generally this is a very different situation but I felt here's what's really uninteresting.
They can't fully test her.
To see if she has a tendency to form these type of things until after she's off the blood donors that they have are on right now because you can't get full results she needs to be on a medication called Coleman and for several months now after she leaves the hospital but everyone is very optimistic our doctors are optimistic that she will fully recover from this.
-- bad is good news and we wish mrs.
Clinton secretary of state Clinton well.
Doctor Mark Siegel thank you very much for putting it into perspective for it it -- we are always -- zero career.
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