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I have health anxiety and am worried about meningitis and would it be severe symptoms not just a off and on headache and a slight sore throat and a blocked nose?

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Dr. Leslie Wynne iii
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
See below: Bacterial meningitis usually presents as an acute illness with fairly pronounced symptoms, including fever, chills, headache, pain along the upper (thoracic and cervical) spine. There may be pain when flexing the head and neck, and pain when flexing the legs at the hip. Would be a good idea to consult your physician if your symptoms worsen. The symptoms you report seem more benign.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2020

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