Baroness Thatcher on road to recovery after undergoing surgery for 'bladder growth'
Former British prime minister Baroness Thatcher reportedly underwent a surgery to remove a growth from her bladder, and is recovering now.
Her spokesman said that the former Conservative prime minister was doing "absolutely fine" after the minor procedure.
However, it is feared she may have to spend Christmas in hospital as she is expected to be kept under observation for several days, The Telegraph reports.
According to the paper, friends of the 87-year-old said she had handled the surgery well and insisted there was no cause for further concern.
"She was not feeling well, had some pains in her bladder and went to hospital. Doctors examined her and found she had a small growth on her bladder," Lord Bell, a friend of Lady Thatcher, was reported, as saying.
He said doctors had used what was described as minimally invasive surgery to remove the growth, the paper said.
Lady Thatcher has suffered some ill health in recent years, due to which she missed an occasion to join the Queen for a lunch with former and serving prime ministers as part of the summer's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. She previously also missed her own 85th birthday party thrown by Cameron at 10 Downing Street, the paper added.