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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:15:40 AM
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Just this July, I accidentally found out I had endometriosis (ovarian cyst). Besides my monthly menstruation cramp, there were no other symptoms. I had a very bad pain around the womb area and I was bursting in cold sweat during work. I had to admit myself and later found out there was a 7cm cyst. Shortly after, I was scheduled to have surgery.

Regarding the bold part, I would replace it with 'I had myself admitted to the hospital". I wonder whether it is for the better.

Thanks.
Parpar1836
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:56:13 AM
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Yes, it does read and sound better.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:39:26 PM
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Thanks, Parpar.

Can I use 'I had myself admitted'? Would it be understood that I was referring to
the hospital?

Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 2:25:47 AM
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Could someone please help? Thanks.
thar
Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 2:42:57 AM

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Yes, you would say admitted to hospital.
You can't admit yourself - that is their power, not yours.
You can't really make it happen, either - (have yourself admitted) because that is their decision - although that is just about OK. If you are a very forceful person and tell the doctors what to do! Whistle
If you want to describe your decision - I went to hospital
If you want to describe what happened - I was admitted to hospital

Unless the hospital has been clearly referred to in a previous sentence, you should say 'admitted to hospital' because it is not enough of a fixed phrase to just say 'admitted' without saying to where.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 4:22:12 AM
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Thanks, thar.
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