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Stiff neck meningitis what does it feel like

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
ER: I agree with Dr. Barnard. he has a fever of 101.8 F (38.8 C) & he already knows what it felt like when he previously had meningitis. I also recomm... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Meningitis: Stiff neck is a symptom and nuchal rigidity (or difficulty in passive movement of the neck) are due to inflammation of the lining of the spinal cord, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 32 years experience
Only one of many sx: There are more benign explanations for the stiff neck, such as tension headache, neck degenerative disc disease, etc. Meningitis symptoms are usually ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Meningitis can result in neck pain or stiffness along with fevers, chills, and other symptoms.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Spinal meningitis: Usually once the infection clears the symptoms of a stiff neck resolve but it can take some time as the infection irritates the membrane that goes aro... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
See your PCP: You should be evaluated by your physician. If you have persistant stiff neck and headache, it is possible to have a more serious problem such as an i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
Possibly: Sometimes fever is hard to feel or detect, and sometimes it is suppressed by medications. However, you should note that stiff neck is a loose term whe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Meningitis?: I certainly don't like the sound of what you're going through. I can't guarantee that this is meningitis, but I can strongly recommend you get evaluat... Read More