Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma

The symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma may include:

  • swelling in the tummy (abdomen)
  • tummy pain
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • feeling sick
  • changes to your normal bowel pattern, such as constipation or diarrhoea.

All of these symptoms can be caused by conditions other than mesothelioma or cancer. If you have symptoms, you should always get them checked by your doctor, particularly if they don’t go away after a couple of weeks.

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