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Trump's physician issues a letter addressing "speculation" about Walter Reed's visit


The White House released a note on Monday President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course for flavored e-cigarette ban on job loss fears: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland, Trump officials told investigative press ahead of Ukraine talks: report MOREDoctors trying to drive away speculation about his physical condition after making an unfamiliar trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for exams over the weekend.

"Despite some of the speculation, the president has had no chest pains and has not been evaluated or treated for any urgent or urgent problems," Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, doctor to the president, said in a letter released by the White House.

The visit was part of "a routine, scheduled interim review," Conley said. Trump did not undergo any specialized cardiac or neurological evaluations during his approximately three-hour stop at the medical center.

Trump on Saturday visited Walter Reed for what the White House called "parts" of his annual physical examination. Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said at the time that Trump was undergoing laboratory work and "a quick investigation" and was feeling good.

But the visit that was not announced led to online chats if Trump was dealing with an uncovered illness or other issue. Trump made no public appearances on Sunday or Monday, which further heightened the discussion on social media.

Conley did not reveal many details about Trump's evaluations, but instead described the visit in large part as part of preventative care. He wrote that the trip remained off the record because of "planning uncertainties."

Trump will undergo a more thorough investigation in 2020, Conley says, and the results of his lab from Saturday will be included in a report then.

The doctor noted that the president's cholesterol was 165 mg / dL, up from 196 during his last physical examination in February. The decline came after Trump's daily dosing of the drug rosuvastatin, which is used to treat high cholesterol, was increased to 40 mg daily in February.

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