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Rep. Lauren Boebert recovering from emergency surgery, diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome

Posted at 10:19 PM, Apr 02, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-03 16:42:21-04

LOVELAND, Colo. — Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert is recovering after having an emergency surgery Tuesday morning, according to her campaign.

The surgery happened in order to remove a blood clot in her upper left leg. Boebert was admitted to the hospital Monday afternoon after experiencing severe pain and swelling in her leg.

Doctors then discovered Boebert had May-Thurner Syndrome, which is a rare condition that disrupts blood flow.

Rep. Boebert says she is looking forward to make a full recovery and getting back to work in Congress.

Rep. Boebert's campaign released the following statement after the surgery:

Yesterday afternoon, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland after experiencing severe swelling in her upper left leg. 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. An exact cause is unknown, but dehydration, travel, and extended periods of sitting have all been identified as potential factors in causing symptoms of May-Thurner Syndrome. Women between the ages of 20 and 45 who have given birth are also more likely to have May-Thurner Syndrome.

Doctors recommended and scheduled a surgery, which was successfully completed this morning, to remove the clot and insert a stent that will address the Congresswoman's symptoms. After taking time to rest as recommended by doctors, she is expected to make a full recovery with no significant concerns for her long-term health and no hindrance to her ability to perform her duties as a Congresswoman.

The congresswoman released a statement on the matter which can be seen below.

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. I'm looking forward to making a full recovery and getting back to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado.
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert


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