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Can you get meningitis without a fever and headaches

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Stiff neck no Temp: hello ~ if this was meningitis I dont think you would be in fit condition to ask the question. The stiff neck is probably musculature and responds wel ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Incubation is usually 2-6 days (range 2-14).Seventy to 80% of those infected will show no symptoms. Only 1% will have meningitis or other neurologica ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Merrill Reuter
34 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Could be : Virus can cause meningitis.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But don't get panicked- get yourself to the emegency department now so you can be evaluated. Given the timing of symptoms and the fact you are not con ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Meningitis: If you in any way think that someone may have central nervous system infection, including meningitis, then they should be seen immediately by a physic ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
No: no fever a chance of meningitis is very slim. But my question would be why did you throw up that where the answer could be . If you have no explanatio ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, ... Read More
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Prob not meningitis: It is a good idea to have him checked out. It is not common that meningitis occurs without a fever. Was there an injury to his neck? Do certain mov ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Viral infection: I doubt you have meningitis unless your neck is so stiff that you can't move it. The fact that you're able to type this question also argues against m ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Fevers: Once you recover from bacterial meningitis, recurrent fevers should not be an issue. If you have documented recurrent fevers, an infectious disease sp ... Read More

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