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Here’s what really happened with Melania’s ‘sudden’ surgery as well-wishers pour on the prayers

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Fans of Melania Trump were shocked to discover the first lady was hospitalized after having an operation on one of her kidneys on Monday.

Amidst a big news day filled with stories of the U.S. Embassy moving to Jerusalem and another damning revelation against Mueller’s investigation came the shocking news that a seemingly healthy Mrs. Trump underwent an operation for a “benign” kidney condition.

The first lady had an “embolization procedure” and will be monitored for the rest of week at Walter Reed National Military Medical center, according to Fox News. The operation is performed to cut off blood supply to masses that form on the kidneys. The growths may be tumors, aneurysm or most typically cysts, Fox News reported.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America website states:

“In this procedure, an interventional radiologist uses imaging guidance to insert a catheter into a primary artery and advance it to blood vessel leading to a tumor or other area where the bloody supply needs to be blocked.”


Kidney embolization procedures are fairly routine and can cause minor complications, such as a fever or pain at the injection site, according to Fox News.

Mrs. Trump’s procedure was reportedly done on a benign mass, meaning it was contained and non-cancerous, and is expected to make a full recovery. *Update: President Trump tweeted on her progress on Tuesday, stating she was “doing really well” and is expected to leave the hospital in 2-3 days.

Her fans and supporters heaped on the well-wishes and prayers:




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