Skip to content

    WebMD Magazine

    Symptom Checker

    Symptom Checker
    I've had a stiff neck all week. Is this ever a cause for concern?
    Answer: Yes, especially if you also have a high fever, severe headache, vomiting, and a purplish rash that looks like a bruise. You could have meningitis, a serious infection of the meninges -- the tough layer of tissue that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. Other possible symptoms include seizures, sleepiness, sensitivity to light, and dizzy spells.

    Print Our Checklist/Join Our Sign-Up List

    Take Me With You
    Get the most from your next doctor's visit with our Exam Room Checklist.
    Subscribe
    Need more copies for your doctor's office? Want to join our list for possible home delivery?

    What's the one seasonal treat you'll break your diet for?


    Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

    disciplining a boy
    Types, symptoms, causes.
    fruit drinks
    Eat these to think better.
    embarrassed woman
    Do you feel guilty after eating?
    diabetes supply kit
    Pack and prepare.
    Balding man in mirror
    Treatments & solutions.
    birth control pills
    Which kind is right for you?
    Remember your finger
    Are you getting more forgetful?
    sticky notes on face
    10 tips to clear your brain fog.
    Close up of eye
    12 reasons you're distracted.
    Trainer demonstrating exercise for RA
    Exercises for your joints.
    apple slices with peanut butter
    What goes best with workouts?
    Pink badge on woman chest to support breat cancer
    Myths and facts.

    Women's Health Newsletter

    Find out what women really need.