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Lauren Boebert Undergoes Emergency Surgery

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On Monday, Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was admitted to a hospital to undergo emergency surgery for a blood clot in her leg.

According to The Hill, Boebert was experiencing “severe swelling in her upper left leg” and went to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado.

“I want to thank Dr. Rebecca Bade and the entire team at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies for their great care and providing helpful insight on my recent diagnosis,” Boebert said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to making a full recovery and getting back to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado.”

“After undergoing a CT Scan, doctors found an acute blood clot and diagnosed her with May-Thurner syndrome, which is a rare condition that disrupts blood flow,” her campaign confirmed to The Hill.

Boebert’s doctors recommended surgery to remove the clot and insert a stent that will address her symptoms, which was “successfully completed” Tuesday morning.

Bade said in the statement provided by Boebert’s campaign that patients who undergo this surgery are “able to live and work just as they have in the past after a brief recovery.”

The Colorado Republican’s campaign statement also noted that women between the ages of 20 and 45 who have given birth are more likely to develop May-Thurner Syndrome. The exact cause is unknown, the statement said, but dehydration, travel and extended periods of sitting have been identified as factors that cause symptoms.

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