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I think I might have meningitis

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I think I might have meningitis
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a numb painful leg on and off. Spots on left foot and right which are purple dark. Feel quite unwell and starting to get a headache
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HelloBoth viral and bacterial meningitis can be serious.Usually the first symptoms are head pain and neck pain and stiffness.Sometimes fever.Sometimes a rash with bacterial.Any hint of meningitis means to the emergency room immediately.I would therefore do that now.With the numb leg it is more unusual, but that does not rule it out.The spots are a serious indicator of a problem, meningitis or not.Go now. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.