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What symptoms of mesothelima should I look out for?

If you've spent any amount of time working in a shipyard, automotive brake shop, construction industry or any other industry that comes with the risk of asbestos exposure, you should stay alert to the signs and symptoms mesothelioma.

Unfortunately, doctors and scientists definitively agree that there is no safe exposure level for asbestos. Therefore, anyone who had even a minimal level of asbestos exposure should immediately seek a medical evaluation if the following mesothelioma symptoms develop:

  • Chest or lower back pain
  • Pain in the side of the torso
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing that doesn't improve
  • Persistent fever
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weight loss for no identifiable reason
  • Hoarse voice
  • Swollen arms and face
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fluid in the abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Chronic constipation

Although mesothelioma often affects the lungs, it can also affect other areas of the body — even the heart. Mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused health conditions can be permanently disabling and fatal, so urgent medical care is vital for every patient suffering from such a condition.

If you're feeling "off" or strange and the symptoms don't go away, make sure to make an appointment with a physician who can diagnose and treat your medical condition. If you suspect that you have developed mesothelioma or some other kind of asbestos-related health problem, you may want to explore your legal rights and options under Pennsylvania workers' compensation or personal injury laws. If you are able to successfully navigate the system, you may be able to receive much-needed financial compensation for your asbestos exposure that will enable you to pay for the medical care you require.

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