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Mesothelioma Symptoms

Early symptoms of mesothelioma are are also common to other illnesses and seemingly non-threatening. Mesothelioma is often confused with pneumonia in its early stages. Most people experience symptoms for about 2-6 months before seeking medical attention. Some people do not even experience any symptoms; the tumors are accidentally found through a routine x-ray or exam.

Patients with pleural mesothelioma often suffer from pain in the side of the chest or the lower back. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, chest pains, weakness, coughing blood and sensory loss.

Peritoneal mesothelioma can cause pain in the abdomen, due to the swallowing of asbestos fibers. Symptoms include weight loss, nausea, vomiting, hernia, or swelling of the abdomen.

A person with any of these symptoms who has been exposed to asbestos in the past should see a doctor right away. It is important to tell your doctor all of your symptoms, as they can be the key to your diagnosis. It is also imperative to tell your doctor about any past exposure to asbestos.

It is extremely difficult to pinpoint mesothelioma because its symptoms are so common to other illnesses and are seemingly non-threatening. Mesothelioma is often confused with pneumonia in its early stages. Most people experience symptoms for about 2-6 months before seeking medical attention. Some people do not even experience any symptoms; the tumors are accidentally found through a routine x-ray or exam.

Patients with pleural mesothelioma often suffer from pain in the side of the chest or the lower back. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, chest pains, weakness, coughing blood, and sensory loss.

Peritoneal mesothelioma can cause pain in the abdomen, due to the swallowing of asbestos fibers. Symptoms include weight loss, nausea, vomiting, hernia, or swelling of the abdomen.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have come in contact with asbestos in the past, you should consult your doctor immediately. It is important to tell your doctor all of your symptoms, no matter how trivial, because they can be the key to your diagnosis. It is also imperative to tell your doctor about any exposure to asbestos.

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