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There is risk in traveling abroad while your OPT renewal is pending - it is possible to be denied reentry, and it is also possible that you will be required to furnish additional documentation if you are overseas while the application is being processed.
That being said, it is not uncommon for individuals to take this risk and travel - but this is something you would have to decide for yourself (whether the risk of being stalled overseas and possibilities of having to go through additional steps to get your OPT renewed outweigh the overseas trip at this particular time).