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Doctor insights on: Illnesses That Require Hospitalization

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Does somatization disorder require hospitalization?

Does somatization disorder require hospitalization?

Not usually: People with somatization disorder don't usually need to be hospitalized unless associated conditions, such as depression, become severe enough to require it. Somatization disorder does cause a lot of suffering, but people with it are generally helped most through outpatient interventions. ...Read more

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Do a diagnosis of acute pneumonia require hospitalization to an otherwise healthy 43 year old female?

Do a diagnosis of acute pneumonia require hospitalization to an otherwise healthy 43 year old female?

Not necessarily: If your pulse isn't too high, and you can drink fluids, and followup can be obtained, and you don't have chronic immune system issues, then acute pneumonia can often be treated successfullyas an outpatient. ...Read more

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Does unstable angina require hospitalization?

Does unstable angina require hospitalization?

YES: And likely some sort of revascularization procedure unless one's anantomy is not amenable to stenting or bypass. ...Read more

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Does MRSA treatment require hospitalization?

Does MRSA treatment require hospitalization?

No: Not generally. There are excellent antibiotics on the market. Zyvox (linezolid) being one of my favorite. It is a twice a day antibiotic that is excellent for mrsa. ...Read more

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Could food poisoning require hospitalization?

Could food poisoning require hospitalization?

"Food poisoning": This possibly could require hospitalization if you have significant dehydration leading to kidney failure. If you are unable to keep down any liquids whatsoever you may be admitted for hydration and symptom management. ...Read more

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Does suicidal ideation require hospitalization?

Does suicidal ideation require hospitalization?

DEPENDS: It really depends on a lot of factors. So not everyone that says that they are having suicidal thoughts will automatically get hospitalized. There are thoughts and then there is a distinct plan with the means to carry it out. If there is a plan or an inability to feel safe with oneself then the person should be hospitalized. Speak to your doctor and get help. Be safe! ...Read more

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Can you be hospitalized for an eating disorder if you have a normal weight?

Can you be hospitalized for an eating disorder if you have a normal weight?

Yes: There are many factors besides weight — especially with bulimia. Insurance companies are reluctant to pay for hospital treatment for anorexia nervosa if weight is greater than 85% of normal. With bulimia, it has to do with the level of control and what medical complications might require 24 hour nursing care. If you've got the cash, there are lots of places that will take you. ...Read more

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Can you be hospitalized for an eating disorder even though your weight is normal?

Can you be hospitalized for an eating disorder even though your weight is normal?

Yes: Bulimia is an eating disorder, but people with this are often of normal weight. Anorexia nervosa may be what you're thinking of, and this one endangers healthy weight more because of the food restriction aspect of it. Plain bulimics do not generally restrict food intake. Anorexics may restrict food, purge with vomiting, and also abuse laxatives and diuretics. Focus on behavior not only weight. ...Read more

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Is it always recommended the medication in severe cases of narcisistic personality disorder with failed suicide attempts? Beside from hospitalization

Is it always recommended the medication in severe cases of narcisistic personality disorder with failed suicide attempts? Beside from hospitalization

Narcissism: Psychiatric medication is not always required for suicide attempts centering on narcissistic injuries. However, your profile shows you to have Depression and Anxiety. In that situation — medication is most likely warranted. See that you are prescribed paxil, Buspar (buspirone) & lamictal. ...Read more

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Could people ever have to be hospitalized or sent to the ER for Crohn's disease and ibs?

Could people ever have to be hospitalized or sent to the ER for Crohn's disease and ibs?

Yes: Patients with crohn's disease get admitted to the hospital somewhat frequently. Reasons to be admitted include: severe diarrhea with dehydration, bowel obstruction, serious infection, and abdominal abscess. ...Read more

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Can someone with bipolar disorder, but has not been hospitalized in 4 years, adopt a baby?

Can someone with bipolar disorder, but has not been hospitalized in 4 years, adopt a baby?

Yes: Having bipolar disease which is under control is very helpful.
If however you have had several hospitalizations, it may be an impediment.
I have several patients with bipolar wh have had babies or adopted and been wonderful parents. ...Read more

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Suicide ideation about two months ago. -5 pounds. Anhedonia. Does this require hospitalization?

Suicide ideation about two months ago. -5 pounds. Anhedonia. Does this require hospitalization?

Major Depression: Your Life is Precious!
Your symptoms require immediate Psychiatric Evaluation in ER by Psychiatrist to assess intensity and frequency of suicidal ideation, you're coping of suicidal ideation, suicidal intent, or suicidal behaviors.
Give this information to Psychiatrist and discuss Treatment options-Intensive outpatient treatment with Therapy and Medication; Day Treatment center; or Hospitalization ...Read more

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What are some common consequences of having diabetic ulcers that would require hospitalization?

What are some common consequences of having diabetic ulcers that would require hospitalization?

Infection: Most commonly would be an infection requiring IV antibiotics. Also, may require surgical drainage or debridement of infection. If ulcer is due to poor circulation, you may need surgery to improve the blood flow. If not taken care of in a timely fashion, an infected ulcer can cause bacteria to get into your bloodstream causing you to feel sick (sepsis). Blood glucose may be abnormally elevated. ...Read more

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Interested to know if people ever have to be hospitalized or sent to the ER for Crohn's disease and ibs?

Interested to know if people ever have to be hospitalized or sent to the ER for Crohn's disease and ibs?

Very possible: If the episode of Crohn's disease is bad enough it may warrant an admission especially during flares. Most patients don't have to be admitted for Irritable bowl syndrome. ...Read more

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What is acute pulmonary edema and how is it treated? Does it require hospitalization and for how long?

What is acute pulmonary edema and how is it treated? Does it require hospitalization and for how long?

Fluid in Lungs: Edema is fluid build up within tissues, either in the cells or between the cells. Pulmonary edema is fluid build up in the tissues of the lung. The treatment is dependent on the cause. This can be due to heart failure, fluid overload, inflammation and others to name a few. You will need to see you doctor for a complete exam. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis. Was hospitalized for a week. After 2 weeks I see white mucus in my stool. I also have narrowing in my colon.do I require surgery?

Diverticulitis: Usually gets managed with anitibiotics, as you have been. Ciprofloxacin and Flagyl are drugs of choice and patietns do get better with antibiotics and supportive care. When it doesn't get better than surgery is indicated. At 58 yo maybe its time for a follow up colonoscopy if you haven't had one already. ...Read more

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I have a daughter with a severe eating disorder. How do I find her the right help. She has been in counceling also hospitalized my daughter is 20 years old. She has given up hope that anyone can help her with this problem. You seem to talk a lot about ho

I have a daughter with a severe eating disorder. How do I find her the right help.  She has been in counceling also hospitalized my daughter is 20 years old. She has given up hope that anyone can help her with this problem. You seem to talk a lot about ho

Mutual support helps: Your daughter might consider attending a meeting of overeaters anonymous, even if she is anorexic or bulimic. You might consider attending a meeting of al-anon or codependents anonymous (coda). ...Read more

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Grandfather hospitalized for difficulty breathing. Age 77y, so is heart or lung disease more common?

Grandfather hospitalized for difficulty breathing.  Age 77y, so is heart or lung disease more common?

Heart: Heart disease is more common. In 2008, cardiovascular diseased caused 812, 000 deaths—33 percent of all deaths wheresas lung disease caused 242, 000. However, overall population statistics may have nothing to do with your grandfatther and hopefully evaluation in the hospital will quickly determine the causes for his shortness of breath whether cardiac/lung or even anemia. Good luck. ...Read more

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15 month old always sick since birth. Hospitalized many times due to illness, pulmonologist fine, swollen tonsils, low IGA, lots of meds, what now?

15 month old always sick since birth. Hospitalized many times due to illness, pulmonologist fine, swollen tonsils, low IGA, lots of meds, what now?

Should get better: Some born with poor IgA production tend toward more ear/sinus/diarrhea infections in infancy. Many of these can be quite worrisome and admission for dehydration, etc would be expected. They are not as prone to severe infections as those with combined deficiencies, and most are less vulnerable as they get older, when size reduces risk of dehydration and general immunity builds up. ...Read more

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Wilson disease?? Hospitalized with hypokalemic parlaysis, alt & ast elevated, bradycardia. Now hypoglycemic, high Uric acid urine and low T3 (liothyronine).

Wilson disease?? Hospitalized with hypokalemic parlaysis, alt & ast elevated, bradycardia. Now hypoglycemic, high Uric acid urine and low T3 (liothyronine).

Too complicated: Your health issues are too complicated to be properly addressed in this forum. It is imperative that you keep in touch with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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My mother had a mi has3 vessel heart disease can't have a cabg. Takes 80 mg liptor now hospitalized with rhabdo unable to walk. Should she stoplipitor?

My mother had a mi has3 vessel heart disease can't have a cabg. Takes 80 mg liptor now hospitalized with rhabdo unable to walk. Should she stoplipitor?

Probably yes: There are a few different causes of rhabdo. But drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin) can definitely be the cause. I would recommend stopping it. ...Read more

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What kind of illness would require an individual to eat lots of food? (Especially sugar-laden ones) I came across someone like this...

What kind of illness would require an individual to eat lots of food? (Especially sugar-laden ones) I came across someone like this...

That's silly stuff: A high-sugar diet isn't part of the management of any disease. There're all kinds of stupid stuff on the internet. I suspect you already knew this. ...Read more

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Which illnesses require blood transfusion?

Which illnesses require blood transfusion?

Need of blood: Blood transfusions are required when a patient's body can't maintain adequate oxygenation for tissues due to decreased red blood cells. Usually if hemoglobin levels are below 6 g/dl and there are symptoms of anemia or active bleeding, a transfusion maybe required in order to save his or her life. ...Read more

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Which mental and/or physical illnesses require taking pills?

Long list: The list is so long — it would take a book to give a comprehensive response. ...Read more

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Do I have to end up in the hospital for it to be considered an eating disorder?

Do I have to end up in the hospital for it to be considered an eating disorder?

No: Not all people with eating disorders need hospitalization. Many can overcome the problems with outpatient treatment and support groups. ...Read more