“Is diarrhea something to go to the hospital for?”
My boyfriend has had diarrhea a couple of times lately and I'm starting to get worried. Is it something that he can go to the hospital for?
Dr. Santa Nandi Gastroenterologist Hicksville, NY
Yes, if it persists, or if he is bleeding, has fever, or if he’s getting dehydrated.
Dr. Rita Y. Lee Gastroenterologist Salinas, CA
No, most of the time. Should consult your primary doctor first.
Dr. Christian Diaz Stone Gastroenterologist LAS VEGAS, NV
Usually no, buy it depends on how severe it is. Diarrhea usually only needs hospitalization if it is causing dehydration or there is significant bloody diarrhea.
Dr. Mark Steven Bromson Doctor Boca Raton, FL
Generally, this is something that could be handled by a primary care physician or a gastroenterologist (GI doctor). He would only need to go to an ER if he was having massive diarrhea, high fevers, or having other significant symptoms. Alternatively, he could go to an urgent care center.