Symptoms of mesothelioma are mistaken for other conditions, due to their similarity to more benign conditions. You should always monitor your health under any circumstances. However, it is vital that you visit with your doctor if you had any type of exposure to asbestos in your past that would put you at a greater risk of developing mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is not typically the first diagnosis a doctor would consider, as it is very rare. However, if exposed to asbestos or asbestos-containing materials regularly, you may be concerned about developing mesothelioma and wonder what the symptoms of mesothelioma are.
If you already received a diagnosis of any type of mesothelioma, you may be able to receive compensation for your condition. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 to understand your legal options. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you do not pay until we win.
Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma
Pleural mesothelioma is approximately 80% of all diagnosed mesothelioma cases. Pleural mesothelioma is when asbestos-containing particles travel and accumulate in the lungs. Over time, a malignancy develops and grows in the lungs from the asbestos particles. Since pleural mesothelioma originates in the lungs, most of the symptoms begin in the lung area. The most common first signs of mesothelioma are as follows:
- Chest pains
- Faint or harsh breathing
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty taking breaths
- Fluid buildup around the lungs
- Coughing up blood
- Blood clotting disorders
- Body aches
The sooner you address these symptoms and discover you have pleural mesothelioma, the better your chances of increasing your life expectancy. Often there are options available at earlier stages of mesothelioma, rather than at later ones. This is why it is critical if you were ever exposed to asbestos to always watch for symptoms and inform your doctors of your exposure. Medical professionals can check your test results or diagnose your symptoms against your asbestos exposure.
If you were diagnosed with this common type of mesothelioma, you may have the right to receive compensation for your condition. Our goal is to prevent any further harm from the source of your injury and have the liable party pay for your treatments and recovery. Contact the mesothelioma attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 to learn about your legal rights.
Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common type of mesothelioma, and typically affects 20% of all mesothelioma patients. Peritoneal mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the lining of the abdomen and spreads quite rapidly. The symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include the following:
- Feeling of fullness
- Abdominal swelling
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal fluid buildup (ascites)
- Bowel obstruction
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Symptoms of Pericardial Mesothelioma
While this is a rare type of mesothelioma that only affects less than 1% of all mesothelioma patients, this type of cancer forms around the heart in the lining called the pericardium. The most common symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart murmurs
- Heart palpitations or arrhythmias
- Chest pain
- Night sweats
Symptoms of Testicular Mesothelioma
Another rare mesothelioma that affects less than 1% of all mesothelioma patients is known as testicular mesothelioma. Symptoms for this type of mesothelioma include:
- Testicular pain
- Lump in the scrotum
- Swollen testes
- Hydrocele (also known as fluid in the scrotum)
Contact a Mesothelioma Attorney
If you have any of these symptoms listed above and have had any kind of asbestos exposure in the past, you should receive medical attention as soon as possible. If your symptoms are mesothelioma, you may have the right to receive compensation for your condition. Many companies knew that their products contained the carcinogen asbestos and failed to warn people of the dangers. Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 to learn what your rights and legal options are. We do not shy away from tough cases.