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is headache, made worse by high altitudes a symptom of meningitis

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Possible, not likely: These symptoms would be more typical for meningitis if a fever was also present. Meningitis is not so likely without a fever, especially in a younger ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Meningitis: Yes it could so please see a doctor ASAP
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Rarely: If there is a fever, stiff neck, and generalized bodily discomfort, associated with confusion, the headache may merely be secondary to the meningitis ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not likely: Not likely. Usually you'd have some meningeal irritation signs as well. But if you have significant back pain, especially if persisting, seek medical ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
18 years experience Pediatrics
Varied: Bacterial meningitis has a very rapid onset from viral like flu symptoms of headache and body ache to more severe symptoms of headache, blurry vision, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Roth
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Headache,fever: Meningitis presents with headache, fever, stiff neck, and photophobia. Patients are often dehydrated and appear sick. Minor variants of meningitis are ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Relax: You do not have meningitis, and you are right as far more severe symptoms would be present, such as severe headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck and ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes/no: The acute dangerous forms of meningitis are not going to linger, they often strike you down & kill you within days. Viral, less worrisome & se ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Neck stiffness: You must see your primary doctor - she/he will take your recent medical history, examine you, and order labs and images. When the results are availabl ... Read More
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