Trump says first lady doing 'really well,' will leave hospital in days

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President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that first lady Melania Trump is "doing really well" following kidney surgery on Monday, adding that he expects her to leave the hospital in "2 or 3 days".

Mrs. Trump's expected multi-day hospitalization will be the longest for a first lady since Nancy Reagan spent roughly a week in the hospital in 1987 following a mastectomy.

"Typically that's a laparoscopic-type procedure and not something that would keep her in the hospital for several days", he continued. "Thank you for such love and support!" - wrote the President.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Mrs. Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in suburban Washington this week to be treated for a "benign kidney condition."Although the White House has not specified what is ailing the FLOTUS, her kidney issue is believed to be non-cancerous".

The intervention, termed an embolization, was successful without any complications, read an announcement from Stephanie Grisham, communications director for the first lady. "The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere".

Embolization "cuts off the blood supply to a certain part of the body", according to the National Institutes of Health.

Alex Shteynshlyuger, MD, a urologist in New York City, says on the New York Urology Specialists website that angiomyolipomas can occasionally cause abdominal pain or back pain when they grow large in size or start bleeding. "The doctors were incredible".

It's always safe to monitor patients afterwards "and make sure what you wanted to embolize was embolized", said Brahmbhatt. Doctors do that with an embolization - snaking a catheter into the blood vessels of the kidney to find the right one and block it.

The primary woman underwent surgical procedure Monday morning for a benign kidney situation and is predicted to stay hospitalized for "the period of the week".

Stephen King (left) came under fire for a tweet he made about first lady Melania Trump's recent kidney surgery. "I'm pleased to report the procedure as a success and Melania is already on the mend".

The first lady lived full time in NY during the administration's opening months so Barron would not have to change schools midyear.