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Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Symptoms of Mesothelioma may not appear for up to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. The symptoms of the Pleural and Peritoneal Mesothelioma are different. It is important to note that all these symptoms are more likely to be caused by other diseases but if you have these symptoms you should see your doctor, especially if you have been exposed to asbestos.

Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma are:

  • Shortness of breath (caused by accumulation of fluid in the Pleura)
  • Pain in the lower back or the side of the chest
  • A persistent cough
  • A hoarse or husky voice
  • Losing more than 10% of your weight when not dieting
  • Sweating and fever

The symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma are:

  • Pain or swelling in the abdomen
  • Poor appetite
  • Losing more than 10% of your weight when not dieting
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Blood clotting problems
  • Anemia
  • Fever

If the Mesothelioma has spread to other parts of the body, symptoms could include swelling of the face or neck, trouble swallowing or more.

Posted: Oct 08 2009, 01:39 PM by digitalangel
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