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Debbie Dingell recovering after emergency surgery for perforated ulcer

Debbie Dingell
Posted at 11:19 PM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 23:19:01-04

(WSYM) — Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is recovering after she underwent emergency surgery for a perforated ulcer.

Her spokesperson released the following statement:

Today, Congresswoman Dingell underwent emergency surgery on a perforated ulcer at George Washington University Hospital. The procedure was successful and she is recovering well. For the next few days she will be recovering at the hospital.

After jaw surgery earlier this year with an unwillingness to take opioids, Rep. Dingell has used NSAIDs to manage pain and discomfort. Always a hard worker and clear communicator, she insisted on using her experience as a cautionary tale that NSAIDs can be harmful.