Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was taken to the hospital on Tuesday due to an “acute blood clot” in her upper-left leg and was diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome, a rare condition that affects women more often than men.

Boebert, 37, was admitted to the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. She was diagnosed after a CT Scan. She underwent surgery to have the clot removed. Her team told the press that the surgery was successful and that she is expected to make full recovery.

The May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS) causes severe swelling in the region of the body in which it forms. Medical experts say it is not deadly in itself, but it can lead to further complications. An entry for the disease on the National Institute of Health (NIH) website calls it a “seemingly rare yet clinically silent syndrome.”

“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. She added she was ready “to continue fighting for Colorado.”

As of Wednesday, Boebert was already back on the campaign trail, speaking to a crowd in Colorado’s Douglas County.

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She had thanked her followers on X earlier that day.

Boebert plans to campaign for Colorado’s 4th District, which is due to have an election in November. She is currently the representative of the 3rd District, but announced she plans to switch districts in December as the 4th has a bigger Republican constituency. Former representative Ken Buck (R) resigned from the 4th District seat on March 22nd.

As for the reason behind the switch, she explained she did not want to risk losing the 3rd District as it could “imperil the already very slim House Republican majority by resigning my current seat.” When Buck resigned, the GOP was reduced to a 218-213 majority in the House.

Shane Devine is a writer covering politics and business for VT and a regular guest on The Unusual Suspects. Follow Shane’s work here.

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