(Adds details on condition)
BUENOS AIRES, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has been told by doctors to take a month off for health reasons, her spokesman said on Saturday.
The 60-year-old Fernandez was found to have a hematoma in a membrane in her brain when she was admitted to a hospital for checks, the spokesman said.
The decision to discharge her suggests the hematoma is too small to be drained via surgery, said a doctor not involved in the treatment.
Fernandez, president of the South American country since 2007, had her thyroid glands removed last year after she was diagnosed with cancer. She was admitted to a hospital specializing in cardiovascular disease on Saturday for routine checks, a source said earlier.
(Reporting by Maximiliano Heath and Alejandro Lifschitz; Writing by Rosalba O'Brien; Editing by Peter Cooney)