Hi! I recently have a fever that was at tops 102 and then a few days later I have a stiff neck but no fever, could I be at risk for meningitis?
Very unlikely. Your description of symptoms hardly fits to meningitis. Stiff neck without headache suggests more of a viral illness.
Been feeling mild flu like symptoms for last few days. Starting today- moderate stiff neck and mild headache but no fever. Meningitis?
Probably not. Meningitis often causes pretty severe headache. See your primary care physician.
If I had meningitis would I know after 8 days? I have had stiff neck, mild headache, eye pain. I can touch chin to chest no problem. Always hungry. No fever
Meningitis. Are you taking any tetracycline type antibiotics or high doses of vitamin a? You may have a condition that mimics meningitis, namely psedotumor cerebri. Consult your doctor for a definitive diagnosis.
Unlikely. Usually the pain of touching your chin to your chest is very intense with meningitis. However, if you are concerned, you should see a doctor to know for sure.
Son has stiff neck but no fever. Has complained of headache here and there. Has dr. Appt tom. How likely is meningitis or something serious?
Prob not meningitis. It is a good idea to have him checked out. It is not common that meningitis occurs without a fever. Was there an injury to his neck? Do certain movements aggravate it? Does he show any other symptoms of an illness? If no, he should be ok.
Meningitis. Viral meningitis is a remote possibility, but if this were bacterial your son would likely be critically ill. If he has fever, persistent headache, nausea, vomiting, alterations in sensorium or level of consciousness, etc., he should be seen ASAP. Take him to an ER if necessary.
Not Likely. The symptoms of meningitis include: sudden high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, vomiting or nausea with headache, confusion or difficulty concentrating, seizures sleepiness or difficulty waking up, sensitivity to light lack of interest in drinking and eating, skin rash. The symptoms you describe do not suggest meningitis, but when in doubt, always get evaluated in the ER.
Is it normal to have a stiff neck with a cold? Or do I have meningitis? I can touch my chest with my chin. I have no fever or headache
Meningitis. From what you describe, meninigitis is very unlikely. This is usually accompanied by headache, fever, photo and phonophobia, nausea and vomiting, neck stiffness as determined by a trained observer, alterations in sensorium and neurological function and other signs and symptoms. Since cannot diagnose over the internet if you remain concerned please go and see a doctor.
Meningitis. With no fever or headache and being able to touch you chin to your chest you do not have meningitis.
Possibly. Sometimes fever is hard to feel or detect, and sometimes it is suppressed by medications. However, you should note that stiff neck is a loose term when used by laypeople. When used by doctors, it means inability to flex your neck and touch your chest with the chin.
Stiff neck. Yes, but unfortunately, like a headache could be a brain tumor, but rarely is. Isolated neck stiffness without a setting of exposure would be unusual as an isolated sign of meningitis, but if progressive and associated with other symptoms shouldn't be discounted too easily.
Hi Doc. I suspect that I have meningitis because of the symptoms. But I have no fever and my wbc falls within normal range. Does that rule out meningitis? I feel the symptoms for long time now. Head ache, face numb cheek, stiff neck, numb arms. But I
Cant be for so long. Meningitis is not without fever unless it is part of an auto-immune syndrome. With no fever and with normal white count this is not acute meningitis. This may be an auto-immune condition. You need to see a doctor and have lab work done.
Its been 4 years that I have stiff neck, photophoby, fatigue but no fever or headaches. I've tried physiotherapy/exercises. Can it be Meningitis?
No. No...this is definately not meningitis.
Slight headache, ear hurts, no stiff neck but perodic pains on both sides/back neck. On and off. No fever, do have herniated disc. Risk of meningitis?
Virtually zero. All of your symptoms can be related to the musculoskeletal issue. This will not lead to meningitis.