Lauren Boebert Undergoes Emergency Surgery

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( – On Monday, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) ended up being admitted to the hospital after she experienced swelling on her left leg, which ended up being a blood clot. 

Boebert in a statement after her surgery at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies wrote that she wanted to thank Dr. Rebecca Bade and the health care facility’s team for the care they provided. She added that she was looking forward to recovering completely and making her way back to Congress so that she could fight for Colorado.

Her campaign confirmed that the doctors had discovered a blood clot during a CT Scan. They had also found that she suffered from May Thurner syndrome. Following the diagnosis, her doctors had advised her that she should get the clot surgically removed and that a stent insertion would help address her symptoms. 

The campaign in its statement pointed out that this Syndrome can sometimes develop in women between the ages of 20 and 45 who have given birth. It is not yet clear what the exact cause of the syndrome is. However, the statement pointed out that factors have been identified as extended periods of sitting, travel, and dehydration. 

Bade in the statement that was made available by the campaign noted that patients who undergo the surgery and treatment can return to their normal lives and work after a brief recovery period. 

Since 2021 Boebert has been the representative for the third Congressional district, but in 2024 she will be running in the fourth district. 

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