Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert recovering from emergency surgery

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Boebert has been diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome, a condition that disrupts blood flow, her spokesperson said.

LOVELAND, Colo. — Colorado U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert underwent emergency surgery Tuesday morning to remove a dangerous blood clot from her leg, her spokesperson told 9NEWS in a statement.

Boebert was admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland Monday afternoon after experiencing severe swelling in her upper left leg, her spokesperson said. 

A CT scan revealed an acute blood clot, and doctors diagnosed her with May-Thurner syndrome, the statement said.

Doctors removed the clot in the congresswoman’s leg and inserted a stent that will address her symptoms, her spokesperson said. They said she’s expected to make a full recovery with “no hindrance” to her duties.

May-Thurner syndrome is a rare condition that disrupts blood flow, according to the Cleveland Clinic. 

Some people with the disorder show no symptoms. Others develop blood clots in their legs.

Doctors don’t know what causes the artery compression that creates the blood clots, but it is more common in women and people assigned female at birth. It’s also more common in adults ages 20-50. May-Thurner syndrome occurs in one in five people, but many go undiagnosed.

“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 the statement. “I’m looking forward to making a full recovery and getting back to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado.”

Her spokesperson added that Boebert “is in good spirits now and recovering quite well.”

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