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Asbestosis

Symptoms

The asbestosis symptoms appear after a significant period of time, usually 15-20 years after the main exposure to asbestos. They develop gradually and become noticeable when the disease is at an advanced stage.

Persistent Cough Wheezing Clubbed Fingertips Shortness of breath chest pain fatigue
  • Persistent Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Clubbed Fingertips
  • Shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • fatigue

The asbestosis symptoms vary from person to person however the most common symptoms are: persistent cough, swelling in the neck or face, wheezing, difficulty swallowing, loss of weight or appetite, anemia, sleep disturbance, high blood pressure, clubbing (finger deformity), unexplained fever and cyanosis (blue skin coloration).




  • Shortness of Breath
  • A Persistent Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Fatigue
  • Chest Pain
  • Clubbed (swollen) Fingertips

Mesothelioma

Symptoms

Mesothelioma is a cancer that progresses extremely slowly from the time of the main exposure to asbestos. The latency period may be 15-60 years. There are no noticeable symptoms at the early stages of the disease.

shortness of breath heart palpitation fluid in the pericardial space a bluge or lump in the scrotum persistent coughing swelling hoarseness trouble swallowing pain nausea swelling or fluid constipation fever weight loss fatigue excessive sweating
  • shortness of breath
  • heart palpitation
  • fluid in the pericardial space
  • a bluge or lump in the scrotum
  • persistent coughing
  • swelling
  • hoarseness
  • trouble swallowing
  • pain
  • nausea
  • swelling or fluid
  • constipation
  • fever
  • weight loss
  • fatigue
  • excessive sweating

They do appear progressively, however, there are mistaken for other ailments. Early signs such as fever, night sweats fatigue, cough, muscle weakness may be easily ignored or misdiagnosed.

When the symptoms become more severe and noticeable, the cancer has reached an advanced stage.



The symptoms vary depending on the type of mesothelioma

  • Pain in the Side of the Chest or Lower Back
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Loss
  • Trouble Swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Swelling of the Face and Arms
  • Abdominal (belly) Pain
  • Swelling or Fluid in the Abdomen
  • Weight Loss (without trying)
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest Pain
  • Fluid in the Pericardial Space
  • Persistent Coughing
  • Heart Palpitations
  • A Bulge or Lump in the Scrotum