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Cold sweats, back and neck pain for last five days. for no reason i just start sweatin profusely. enough to soak my shirt?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Could be serious

Cold sweats, back and neck pain, profuse sweating could be serous:Other details are important: visual disturbance, problems with thinking, motor or sensory deficits, etc.
Viruses & bacteria can cause such symptoms. Stiff neck - think meningitis. Also lyme disease, other serious disorders must be ruled in or out. Visit to doctor after 5 days is NOT too soon and is strongly recommended.

In brief: Could be serious

Cold sweats, back and neck pain, profuse sweating could be serous:Other details are important: visual disturbance, problems with thinking, motor or sensory deficits, etc.
Viruses & bacteria can cause such symptoms. Stiff neck - think meningitis. Also lyme disease, other serious disorders must be ruled in or out. Visit to doctor after 5 days is NOT too soon and is strongly recommended.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

Hi. Your age is not stated, and various conditions vary by age.
But still, one would consider possible infectious etiologies, malignancies, and others. Are you having fevers? With neck and back pain in the setting of sweats, one must consider meningitis, which fortunately is very rare. You should see your doctor for an evaluation.

In brief: See a doctor

Hi. Your age is not stated, and various conditions vary by age.
But still, one would consider possible infectious etiologies, malignancies, and others. Are you having fevers? With neck and back pain in the setting of sweats, one must consider meningitis, which fortunately is very rare. You should see your doctor for an evaluation.
Dr. Thomas Knecht
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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