Lauren Boebert has surgery for swollen leg

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert underwent surgery after being admitted to a Colorado hospital with a severely swollen leg, her campaign officials announced.

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert. (Associated Press) 

Boebert, 37, went to the hospital in Loveland on Monday afternoon because of the swelling of her left leg, campaign officials said in a statement on Facebook.

A CT scan found a blood clot, and doctors diagnosed Boebert with May-Thurner Syndrome. The condition occurs when the right iliac artery presses on the left iliac vein near the base of the spine, compromising blood flow in the legs, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Boebert underwent surgery Tuesday morning. Doctors removed the clot and inserted a stent to keep the vein open, campaign officials said.