US First Lady Melania Trump in Hospital for Kidney Condition

MELANIA UPDATE: President Trump Says First Lady 'Doing Really Well'

MELANIA UPDATE: President Trump Says First Lady 'Doing Really Well'

However, the White House statement was vague on information - and few know what an embolization procedure entails.

First lady Melania Trump attends an event to celebrate military mothers and spouses, in The East Room at the White House on May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

The president has tweeted that he is on his way to visit her, saying she is in "good spirits", adding: "Thank you to all of the well-wishers!"

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The White House didn't offer any additional details on Mrs. Trump's condition, though Vice President Mike Pence described the procedure as "long-planned". Weeks after Betty Ford became first lady, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in September 1974.

Embolization is a common medical procedure used to cut off blood flow to treat a range of conditions, from uterine fibroids to deadly tumors. Doctors do that with an embolization: A catheter is snaked into the blood vessels of the kidney and a substance is injected to block off the blood supply to the tumor. Many patients are up and walking around within hours and go home the same day. They have a 12-year-old son, Barron. "We pray for her speedy and full recovery, and he look forward to her returning to her work making a difference in the lives of our nation's children".

Gupta called the plan to have Mrs. Trump remain hospitalized for the rest of this week "not insignificant".

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The president told reporters at the Capitol earlier Tuesday that his wife, Melania, is "doing really really well" but did not comment further on her condition.

The Trumps and their marriage have been 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. Separately, a former Playboy model has revived her allegations of a 10-month affair with Trump in 2006.

Mr. Trump also spoke to the First Lady by telephone, according to Yahoo News. Mrs. Trump is 48. "The American people have an interest in the first family and first lady, undoubtedly ..."

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