Last week, I felt a twinge of pain in my right calf. Even though I knew the pain was due to overexerting myself while exercising, I was still scared that the pain could be a sign of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which is potentially fatal.
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There is sad news to report today. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hospitalized over the weekend with a blood clot.
A blood clot is a lump of red blood cells gelled together.
Mrs. Clinton fell at home and suffered a concussion earlier this month. She has not been seen publicly in 3 weeks. Doctors discovered the blood clot when they ran follow-up tests this weekend.
Clinton was immediately hospitalized and administered blood thinners to dissolve the clot (thrombolytics) and/or to prevent other clots from forming (anticoagulants).
Mrs. Clinton may have had a blood clot in her lung that traveled up her leg after being bedridden for 3 weeks. But the clot could have formed in her brain after she fell.