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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