Melania Trump underwent a procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition and will likely be hospitalized for the rest of the week, the White House said.
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President Donald Trump tweeted that he was visiting Walter Reed Medical Center to visit the First Lady on Monday afternoon.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania. Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/996135379802755072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Stephanie Grisham, her spokeswoman, said the embolization procedure on Melania was successful and there were no complications. The president spoke with Melania before the procedure and with her doctor afterward, the first lady's office said.
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While details of the First Lady’s condition are not publicly known, two urologists who have no personal knowledge of Mrs. Trump's condition said the most likely explanation for the procedure is a kind of non-cancerous kidney tumor called an angiomyolipoma.
They're not common but tend to occur in middle-aged women, and if they become large enough, they can cause problematic bleeding, said Dr. Keith Kowalczyk of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
"The treatment of choice" is to cut off the blood supply to the growth shrinks, added Dr. Lambros Stamatakis of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Doctors do that with an embolization, meaning a catheter is snaked into the blood vessels of the kidney to find the right one and block it.
Most of the time, these benign tumors are found when people undergo medical scans for another reason, but sometimes people have pain or other symptoms, Kowalczyk said. Many times, embolization patients go home the same day or the next.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dear <a href="https://twitter.com/FLOTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FLOTUS</a>:<br><br>We love you <br>❤️🙏🏼😍<br> <br>Get well soon. <a href="https://t.co/oWF3wEikr4">pic.twitter.com/oWF3wEikr4</a></p>— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedNationRising/status/996131982210945026?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Mrs. Trump, who has been gradually raising her profile as the First Lady , recently hosted her first state dinner and launched a public awareness campaign to help children.
The First Lady most recently appeared at the White House to unveil her "Be Best" campaign in a Rose Garden ceremony on Monday last week.
We love you, Melania. Get well soon!
<b>By: Lexy </b>
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