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Not likely: The findings are very different, and the pace of the disorders are also different. Meningitis is acute, associated with fever, neck stiffness, headache, perhaps delirium or coma, and is associated with an infection with abnormal spinal fluid. Thyroid disorders are more gradual, and, in absence of an unusually active thyroiditis, fairly easy for your doc to deal with. ...Read more
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Can I have meningitis with only minor headache/ minor stiff neck or typically would more symptoms be present?
Meningitis: Its hard to diagnose this from a distance, but meningitis is typically associated with quite severe neckpain and headaches... Patients typically have sweats and chills, and are really sick. Maybe drink some extra fluids, walk and use some flexibility exercises. Anti-inflammatories might help also and se how things go over the next 24-48 hrs. If you get worse, please go see a doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any way to know if neck pain is meningitis? it hurts when I'm still, move side to side and down. I've had it for 3 days now
See a doctor: The best thing to do is get professional help. Sometimes neck pain is just 'muscle pain' brought about by stress, studying in a fixed position, etc. The meninges - which are coverings over the spinal cord, could be inflamed however-and there are certain tests a doctor can do. If it's been 3 days already, this isn't a life threatening condition- but I'd still see the doc so you can get treatment. ...Read more
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 more severe, and associated with more complaints (fever, headache, severe neck pain). If the neck pain continues and you have other symptoms, seek medical care from your doctor. ...Read more
Im really scared i might have meningitis. Stiff neck for 2 days . temp has been from 97.8-99 no other symptoms . should i be concerned ?
If you have meningitis, how long will it take for it to go to worst state. My neck have been hurting since last monday, and now headache for 1.5 days?
Immune system: Infants, especially neonates, still have developing immune systems; the neck stiffness is a manifestation of inflammation, which requires an intact robust immune response. Due to this, many of the classic adult signs of infection are often muted or absent in infant infections. ...Read more
Headache,fever: Meningitis presents with headache, fever, stiff neck, and photophobia. Patients are often dehydrated and appear sick. Minor variants of meningitis are common as many viruses have a predilection for the meninges. For example, many common colds have headaches, presumably from the virus's effect on the meninges. The dangerous forms of meningitis are typically severe and progressive. ...Read more
If you've had a migraine for over a week with a stiff neck as well, should you be checked for meningitis?
I googled 'stiff neck' and pulled up lots on meningitis. I doubt I have that, just bad posture. How can I tell for sure?
Can symptoms from meningitis come and go? I had the worst headache of my life and neck stiffness but now I only have the stiffness
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 available (probably next day) your doctor will decide what does or does not need intervention. Hope all goes well! ...Read more
29 year old son woke up 3 days ago with left side of neck barely able to move, no other symptoms, not sick, scared of meningitis, could this be?
Having lots of pain in the left backside of my neck and i heard having stiff neck is a symptom of meningitis and i'm kinda scared about it. Help?
Only one of many sx: There are more benign explanations for the symptoms described, such as tension headache, neck degenerative disc disease, etc. Meningitis symptoms are usually more severe, and associated with more complaints (fever, headache, severe neck pain). If the neck pain continue, seek medical care from your doctor. ...Read more