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Neck is bothering with headache after drinking. MENINGITIS?

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my boyfriend and I both noticed our necks were bothering us today, I have a headache but also drank way too much and was hungover in the morning so I thought it was from that, could we have menengitis if we are both vaccinated before college?

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Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
The three cardinal signs of meningitis are:
1) Neck catch or neck pain
2) Projectile Vomiting ( Distinguishing feature )
3) Headache with high-grade fever.
So, in absence of fever and vomiting, it does not sound like meningitis at all. Watch out for the development of symptoms as mentioned. Also, if vaccinated, chance of getting meningitis is low, but yes, possible in some cases.
Feel free to discuss further,
Regards.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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