Lauren Boebert is Diagnosed with a Rare Condition and Undergoes Emergency Surgery

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To most, Colorado Republican and Congresswoman Lauren Boebert seems like a healthy woman in her prime. But, she was recently diagnosed with a rare condition that caused an immediate emergency surgery.

The news of her condition was posted to her Facebook page by her staffers on Tuesday, where it was made known that Boebert had been admitted to a hospital in her home state the day before after “experiencing severe swelling in her upper left leg.”

Once admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, a CT scan revealed an acute blood clot. She was then diagnosed with a rare condition that disrupts blood flow known as May-Thurner Syndrome.

As the staffers noted, “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.”

May-Thurner is said to usually affect women between 20 and 45 years old who are mothers. Boebert is 37 and has four children. Research shows that one out of every five people could have the syndrome, but few ever show any symptoms.

As a result of Boebert’s symptoms, her doctor recommended immediate surgery, which she had on Tuesday.

“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.”

It was also noted that Boebert is fully expected to make a complete recovery, as most with May-Thurner experience, after a short period of rest and recovery, of course.

The surgery comes as Boebert is seeking to replace former Republican Representative Ken Buck in Colorado’s 4thcongressional district primary.