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stiff neck meningitis what does it feel like

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
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
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Meningitis is often associated with severe headache and vomiting because of increased intracranial pressure. Should you develop severe headache, conta ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vera Barnard
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Examination required: If your own doctor is not available to talk to, take your husband to your nearest ER. He needs to be examined to clinically rule out meningitis immed ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 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
45 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Meningitis can result in neck pain or stiffness along with fevers, chills, and other symptoms.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: In some cases of viral meningitis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Stiff meck: Many viral infections result in muscle and joint aches such as stiff neck.

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