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What are the signs of meningitis and should I be alarmed by just dizziness?

What are the signs of meningitis and should I be alarmed by just dizziness?

I want to be careful: If meningitis is evenly remotely suspected, seek immediate medical assistance. Know about dizziness not frequent sign for meningitis, also we should seek medical attention for it. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


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Do I have meningitis? I have back and shoulder pain, dizziness, fatigue but the cold has subsided about a week ago.

Do I have meningitis? I have back and shoulder pain, dizziness, fatigue but the cold has subsided about a week ago.

Pain: for meningitis, you need to have stiff neck, fever, vomiting and have headaches. If your chin can touch your chest, this is not meningitis. You could be having muscle aches and stiffness ...Read more

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Is meningococcal meningitis bacterial and i'm taken topamac i still feel dizziness, aposynttonismos,nausea?

Yes. It is bacterial: It is a bacterial infection of the brain. I assume u mean topamax (topiramate) which is an anti seizure medicine. If you recently had bacterial meningitis you will likely have these symptoms for quite sometime. Recommend seeing a neurologist and an MRI might be the next step. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have headache, nausea and dizziness after treatment with steroids and during antibiotic treatment for bact. Meningitis?

Usually: I've always been impressed with how poorly some folks continue to feel even after treatment for meningitis. Make sure you follow up with your neurologist. There's meds we can use to help. ...Read more

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36 yr old, stiff neck and back, dizzy-like headache, no vomit or fever, plus a Balanitis recently, shall I see doc immediately to rule out meningitis?

36 yr old, stiff neck and back, dizzy-like headache, no vomit or fever, plus a Balanitis recently, shall I see doc immediately to rule out meningitis?

Need an exam: While the overwhelming likelihood is that your symptoms are due to a viral illness, one cannot be sure without an in person evaluation which should not wait. ...Read more

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Iv had dizziness, light headedness, the room spinning, nausea, and trouble with balancing. Whats wrong? I had a brain tumor by my cerebelum a few years ago and since that IV had a shunt placed in and in the past two years IV had chemical meningitis 4 time

Iv had dizziness, light headedness, the room spinning, nausea, and trouble with balancing. Whats wrong? I had a brain tumor by my cerebelum a few years ago and since that IV had a shunt placed in and in the past two years IV had chemical meningitis 4 time

Complex: You may have a recurrence of your cerebellar tumor, or you may have a new and different neurological problem. You should see your physicians asap and get a new brain MRI to see if the tumor has recurred. You may also have a shunt problem, again an MRI may help to determine this. See your doctors. ...Read more

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I've had a mild sore throat for a few weeks. then I woke up feeling dizzy and it hasn't gone away all day. inner ear? meningitis? what to look for?

I've had a mild sore throat for a few weeks. then I woke up feeling dizzy and it hasn't gone away all day. inner ear? meningitis? what to look for?

See the doctor: You could be dehydrated and feeling dizzy due to that. Get checked out, you might have strep throat and need antibiotics. Meningitis can present in different ways but classically fever, headache, neck pain, vomiting. Does not sound like meningitis but get it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more