First lady Melania 'doing really well' after medical procedure: Donald Trump

Donald Trump returns to Walter Reed to visit first lady

Steve Machalek CNN

The White House threw a curve ball on Monday when it announced that first lady Melania Trump went through an embolization procedure at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Melania Trump says she feels "great" after a kidney procedure and expects to return to the White House before long.

The president said Melania Trump would leave the hospital in two to three days.

US President Donald Trump visited his wife, Melania, in the hospital Tuesday as she continues to recover from a kidney procedure.

McBride reflected on the similarities between Mrs. Trump's quiet, unpublicized trip to the hospital, and that of Mrs.

An embolization procedure is done to cut off blood supply to a part of the kidney.

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The Slovenian-born former model is Trump's third wife.

Angiomyolipomas have become more commonly diagnosed in recent years as advances in ultrasound, CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and other imaging techniques have made them easier for specialists to identify. Just last week, she unveiled her "Be Best" campaign, an undertaking which she hopes will help diminish and ultimately end bullying and cyber-bullying.

Mrs. Trump received a bipartisan outpouring of support on Twitter and on television Monday, with some raising questions about the details of her medical issues.

The Trumps' marriage has come under scrutiny in recent months after revelations that a porn actress was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about claims she had sex with Trump in 2006. Trump has acknowledged reimbursing his lawyer for the payment to Stormy Daniels but denies her allegations.

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