Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Meningitis Forum

Long term effects of meningitis ?

User Profile
i had melingtis when i was a baby and i was wondering if there are any effects that i could have 18yrs on?
i also suffer with really bad back pain when it is the time of the month. I was wondering if you can help me?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied February 17th, 2010
Meningitis Answer A10096
Thank you for your question on

Dysmenorrhea (pain during periods) associated with back ache is common in some women especially young women in their initial years of sexual life. Meningitis can produce headache due to interference with Cerebrospinal fluid circulation by altering the intracranial pressures.

If your meningitis was uncomplicated with no CSF blockage it is unlikely to cause any problems. Neurological examination will help in identifying any sequelae of meningitis suffered earlier. Eye examination will show signs of increased intracranial pressure like optic disc edema. In an instance of raised intracranial pressure, person suffers from headache (chronic), visual disturbance and even loss apart from other neurological symptoms depending on pressure related damage.

if you do not have any of those mentioned, than it is very unlikely that you have any symptoms related to meningitis sequelae. Thank you.

Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
Must Read
Meningitis is contagious and can be life threatening. Get the basic facts on meningitis here....
What are the different types of meningitis and who do they affect? We answer this here....
Early signs and symptoms of meningitis can mimic the flu. Can you identify meningitis symptoms and know when to seek medical help?...
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Meningitis , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.