U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday left the New York hospital where she was being treated for a blood clot in the head, CNN reported.

Clinton was admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital after the blood clot was detected.

Photographs show Clinton, dressed in a black coat and wearing sunglasses, walking down the hospital steps with the help of her daughter Chelsea and accompanied by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

The secretary was hospitalized for about 48 hours, and although doctors are still administering anticoagulants to her to help dissolve the clot they said earlier in the week that Clinton had sustained no neurological damage and is expected to recovery completely.

The clot, located in a vein between the brain and the skull behind the right ear, has been linked to a concussion she suffered while she was recovering from a stomach infection.

The photographs taken on Wednesday are the first to show Clinton in public since Dec. 7, when her stomach problems began.

Because of her convalescence, her appearance was suspended before the congressional committee investigating the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died.

Clinton's health situation raises doubts about her political future.

She will leave her post as secretary of state in January once the Senate confirms her replacement - Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts - and many of her supporters are urging her to consider running for president again in 2016. EFE