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Neck pain, fever, chills, dizzy, pounding headache. Could it be meningitis?

hi I am scared that I have meningitis but I really don;t want to get a spinal tap can you help me find out if I need one or not...I have been sick for four days I started out as really tired and had a little pain in my neck the next night the pain in my neck was gone but I was dizzy when I got up and I had a fever and chills I had those for about two days and just last night I started having this pounding headache that would last a few seconds at a time and I am still getting it now but I also have a really sore neck
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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Thanks for posting query.
Yes you may have probability of meningitis
Consult your physician for a physical examination to see weather neck stiffness is present and if it present then please do a CSF examination as meningitis is a life killing disease.

Wish you a speedy recovery
Best Wishes,
Dr Sourav Ganguly.
Answered: Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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