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Will they make me get tested for meningitis if I complain of worst headache ever?

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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Headache

The "worst headache ever" potentially could be due to a ruptured aneurysm or other serious intracranial pathology.
Evaluation involves scanning (mri, ct) of the brain. Also, lumbar puncture may be recommended to rule out meningitis or bleeding. Hopefully you are just having a migraine. Of course, immediate evaluation is necessary for your complaint!

In brief: Headache

The "worst headache ever" potentially could be due to a ruptured aneurysm or other serious intracranial pathology.
Evaluation involves scanning (mri, ct) of the brain. Also, lumbar puncture may be recommended to rule out meningitis or bleeding. Hopefully you are just having a migraine. Of course, immediate evaluation is necessary for your complaint!
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