Is pain a sign of mesothelioma? 

On Behalf of | May 11, 2021 | Firm News

When people talk about the signs and symptoms of mesothelioma, they often focus on issues like having trouble breathing or swallowing. They may mention having a persistent cough or a hoarse voice. 

All of these symptoms really seem to relate to the disease and the way it is contracted. If you inhaled asbestos particles, which then became trapped in your lungs and respiratory system, it is natural that trouble breathing — and related issues — would be the main notable symptoms. 

But does mesothelioma lead to pain? If you feel this physical discomfort, even if you can still breathe normally, could it be a sign of mesothelioma, or is it something else?

Patients do note pain as a primary symptom

This is not medical advice, nor should it be taken as such. If you are at all worried about a serious and potentially fatal disease like mesothelioma, definitely take the time to go see your doctor. 

With that in mind, you should know that patients do say that mesothelioma can cause pain and discomfort. The location depends on the type of mesothelioma that the person has, but it could be located in the:

  • Chest
  • Back
  • Belly
  • Side
  • Abdomen

This pain could also be connected to other issues. For instance, if you’re having trouble breathing, you may also feel pain when you take a deep breath. Even if you don’t notice constant pain, having it flare up with other symptoms could be a real warning sign. 

Do you deserve compensation?

Your first call, as noted, should be to your doctor. If you do have mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, though, you may next want to look into your options to seek compensation. There may be funds available to you.