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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:44 PM

Clinton's clot located between brain and skull, doctors say

Source: CNN

(CNN)

Hillary Clinton's doctors said Monday that the secretary of state's blood clot is located "between the brain and the skull behind the right ear."

Clinton remained hospitalized Monday at New York Presbyterian Hospital for a clot that was discovered during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.

Read the full statement from her doctors:

"In the course of a routine follow-up MRI on Sunday, the scan revealed that a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis had formed. This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage. To help dissolve this clot, her medical team began treating the Secretary with blood thinners. She will be released once the medication dose has been established. In all other aspects of her recovery, the Secretary is making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery. She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff."

- Dr. Lisa Bardack, Mt. Kisco Medical Group, and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi, George Washington University

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/31/clintons-clot-located-between-brain-and-skull-doctors-say/

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Reply Clinton's clot located between brain and skull, doctors say (Original post)
trailmonkee Dec 2012 OP
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #1
jwirr Dec 2012 #2
DesertFlower Dec 2012 #3
bunnies Dec 2012 #8
Summer Hathaway Dec 2012 #16
bunnies Dec 2012 #31
Summer Hathaway Dec 2012 #32
OKNancy Dec 2012 #21
bunnies Dec 2012 #30
bluestateguy Dec 2012 #4
bunnies Dec 2012 #5
cash__whatiwant Dec 2012 #6
madokie Dec 2012 #7
sorrybushisfromtexas Dec 2012 #17
Duval Dec 2012 #9
shadowrider Dec 2012 #10
Mdterp01 Dec 2012 #11
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #12
bucolic_frolic Dec 2012 #14
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #26
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #28
Drunken Irishman Dec 2012 #13
Evergreen Emerald Dec 2012 #15
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #18
Beacool Dec 2012 #37
sorrybushisfromtexas Dec 2012 #20
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #23
WinkyDink Dec 2012 #27
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #19
colorado_ufo Dec 2012 #22
Beacool Dec 2012 #34
center rising Dec 2012 #24
Boomerproud Dec 2012 #36
shireen Dec 2012 #25
Rosa Luxemburg Dec 2012 #29
Beacool Dec 2012 #33
Hekate Dec 2012 #35
Liberalynn Dec 2012 #38
a kennedy Dec 2012 #39
juajen Jan 2013 #40

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:46 PM

1. Oh no :(

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:46 PM

2. That sounds dangerous. Too close to the brain.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:46 PM

3. OMG. just heard allen west and john bolton

say she probably has the Bengazi flu. how despicable.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:49 PM

8. you should see the assheads over at cesspool republic.

They make those statements look like well-wishes.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:59 PM

16. Wonder how long it will take

(not long, I'm sure) before Hill's doctors are accused of being part of 'the conspiracy' to shield her by 'fabricating' medical evidence of her condition.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:02 PM

31. Its already happened.

Seriously. I read it today.

edit: clarity

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Response to bunnies (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:10 PM

32. Oy ...

Figured as much.

Maybe the next announcement will be that the doctors who are in on the "shield Hillary" conspiracy are the same ones who conspired to forge a birth certificate in Hawaii for a child born in Kenya.


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Response to bunnies (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:13 PM

21. kind of like here with old man Bush?

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:01 PM

30. worse. WAY worse. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:47 PM

4. Uh, I'm going to assume that that is not good

Holy shit.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:47 PM

5. yikes.

I hope she's ok.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:47 PM

6. as long as she's asymptomatic she should make a full recovery

according to cnn doctor.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:47 PM

7. Not good

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Response to madokie (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:01 PM

17. Not a doctor but sounds like a sub dural hematoma

I had surgery for two within 4 days about 5 weeks after a car wreck. Hers could be a chronic due to her fall and is often treated with medicine to get rid of clot.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:50 PM

9. That is where mine was, and

I feel sure she will have the BEST doctors to help her. Still, she is older than I was at the time, and there is reason to be concerned. Am lighting a candle and sending prayers for her complete recovery.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:51 PM

10. IMO, sounds like a stroke. I had one (TIA). They're scary

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:51 PM

11. She should be fine

 

A blood clot in the brain is very serious. It is what killed my grandmother. The clot burst and she had a massive stroke. However, she didn't get the blood thinners the way Secretary Clinton is. She should be absolutely fine since the doctors have found it and are treating it. Fortunately she had that follow up visit after her concussion. Here's wishing to her full recovery and ability to rest before 2016!!!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:53 PM

12. Subdural hematoma that clotted off?

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:55 PM

14. Sounds like it

They might drill to relieve pressure

It's not usually a big procedure as brain surgery goes.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:27 PM

26. I think upon further reading that the clot is in the vein itself, there was never

a bleed, so not a hematoma.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:48 PM

28. That's what my friend said her uncle said

He's a neurology nurse.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:55 PM

13. I think this sounds worse than it is, since it's not IN the brain.

Still, scary all around. Glad she should make a full recovery.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:02 PM

18. No--I think hers was an epidural hemorrhage--an arterial rupture

between the brain and the skull that quickly caused a huge pressure buildup, swelling, and herniation--basically squashed the brainstem--the head is a closed compartment, when the pressure increases inside it, the brain gets squished down and out into the spinal opening at the base of the skull. Hillary's sounds like a slow venous bleed under a layer of the brain's covering that clotted itself off. I am just guessing, though.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:15 PM

37. Sorry to hear that.

I'm glad that you made a full recovery.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:12 PM

20. Acute subdurals

Acute subdurals are very dangerous and even life threatening. Chronic subdurals almost always have a better outcome. I had a chronic, had surgery. I then followed it up with acute. I spent two weeks in ICU and missed 4 months of teaching.

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Response to sorrybushisfromtexas (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:20 PM

23. Yikes. Yeah, I used to work in ICU, used to drain little CSF baggies and

watch intracranial pressures go up and down. That could not have been a good experience. Glad you recovered.

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Response to sorrybushisfromtexas (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:46 PM

27. Holy-moly! Glad you're posting here now!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:10 PM

19. Recover soon, Secretary Clinton.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:18 PM

22. May she fully and quickly recover

to give all her detractors the ass kicking of their lives.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:13 PM

34. Hear, hear!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:22 PM

24. Hey Neo-con nutjobs, where are the apologies??

Get well Hillary!!!

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Response to center rising (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:15 PM

36. Will never happen-and no one will hold them accountable

for their libelous slurs.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:25 PM

25. She needs to be in the hospital longer


The blood must have come from a small rupture in a vein in the brain. If the vein has healed, that's good. But if the vein is plugged by some blood clots, the blood thinners will cause circulating blood to desorb the clot and cause more bleeding.

I'm on blood thinners, and early on, had to deal with some terrible side effects in the form of heavy bleeding. Warfarin and heparin are life-saving medications, but can also cause a lot of problems with uncontrollable bleeding.

This is not the first time she's had a clot. In her book, she mentioned having one below the knee. I hope she gets tested for blood clotting disorders.




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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:56 PM

29. Take it easy, Hillary

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:12 PM

33. I'm worried sick, but my nurse friend calmed me down.

Hillary has a "right transverse sinus venous thrombosis". A clot in a vein behind her right ear. The clot is between her brain and skull, that's the good news. According to my friend that is much better than a clot in the brain itself.

I'll remain worried until we see her again in public. In the meantime I'll continue to pray for a speedy and full recovery.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:14 PM

35. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Madame Secretary

We need you to be okay!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:46 PM

38. My thoughts and prayers are with Hillary, Chelsea, and Bill.

May you be well soon Madame Secretary.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:54 PM

39. Oh my....surely hope for full recovery....

prayers and the best hopes for Hillary and hugs and prayers for her family as well.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:22 AM

40. Love and prayers for our lovely Lady.

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