Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma – How Mesothelioma can be Detected

Mesothelioma symptoms

Mesothelioma is a rare disease which has symptoms imitating other more common conditions, leading to higher levels of misdiagnosis and treatment delays. These symptoms can vary depending on the type of Mesothelioma and the stage of the same.

Early detection is the only way for mesothelioma patients to improve their prognosis, making it important to immediately identify and resolve symptoms. For this it is recommended that if a person experiences any common symptoms of Mesothelioma, he/she should immediately seek medical evaluation.

Some common symptoms of Mesothelioma are:

  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Anemia
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Fatigue
  • Fever and Night sweats
  • Fluid Build-up
  • Hoarseness
  • Low oxygen level
  • Muscle weakness
  • Respiratory complications
  • Unexplained weight loss

The factors that can impact on the detection process of the symptoms of Mesothelioma include: the duration of exposure, the amount of exposure, type of Asbestos to which the person was exposed, stage of Mesothelioma and type of cell.

The Symptoms of Mesothelioma can vary on the basis of its type as following:

Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma

  • Blood clotting disorder
  • Chest Pain
  • Difficulty swallowing -Dysphagia
  • Fatigue
  • Fever and night sweats
  • Loss of appetite – Anorexia
  • Persistent cough
  • Pleural effision – Fluid around the lung
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unexplained weight loss

Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma

  • Abdominal pain and swelling – Distention
  • Anemia
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Fever and Night sweats
  • Loss of appetite – Anorexia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Peritoneal fluid – Ascites
  • Unexpected weight loss

Symptoms of Pericardial Mesothelioma

  • Chest pain
  • Fever and Night sweats
  • Heart murmur
  • Irregular heartbeat or heart palpitations – Arrhythmia
  • Pericardial effusion – Fluid build-up around the heart

Symptoms of Testicular Mesothelioma

  • A lump or mass on the testicle
  • Fluid build-up and swelling around the scrotum – Hydrocele
  • Inflammation of the epididymitis
  • Pain in the testes

If Mesothelioma symptoms arise:

In case of arise of Mesothelioma symptoms, a person should immediately seek medical care. The treatment should begin immediately which can help in early detection and prognosis of the same.

By – Karen – Health Blog Expert (Contributing Author)

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