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A Soft or Low Voice. Have other people told you that your voice is very soft or that you sound hoarse? If there has been a change in your voice you should see your doctor about whether it could be Parkinson's disease. Sometimes you might think other people are losing their hearing, when really you are speaking more softly.
A chest cold or other virus can cause your voice to sound different, but you should go back to sounding the same when you get over your cough or cold. Have you been told that you have a serious, depressed or mad look on your face, even when you are not in a bad mood? This is often called facial masking. If so, you should ask your doctor about Parkinson's disease. Some medicines can cause you to have the same type of serious or staring look, but you would go back to the way you were after you stopped the medication.
Do you notice that you often feel dizzy when you stand up out of a chair? Feeling dizzy or fainting can be a sign of low blood pressure and can be linked to Parkinson's disease PD.
Everyone has had a time when they stood up and felt dizzy, but if it happens on a regular basis you should see your doctor. Are you not standing up as straight as you used to? If you or your family or friends notice that you seem to be stooping, leaning or slouching when you stand, it could be a sign of Parkinson's disease PD.
If you have pain from an injury or if you are sick, it might cause you to stand crookedly. Also, a problem with your bones can make you hunch over. Senator Cory Booker that discusses the early warning signs of Parkinson's disease. Page reviewed by Dr. EIN: Find Resources Near You. Search Our Site. Menu Close. Understanding Parkinson's What Is Parkinson's? Learn More.
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Learn more. In your area. It can be hard to tell if you or a loved one has Parkinson's disease PD.
Tremor Have you noticed a slight shaking or [qtip:tremor Involuntary shaking of the hands, arms, legs, jaw or tongue. Small Handwriting Has your handwriting gotten much smaller than it was in the past? Loss of Smell Have you noticed you no longer smell certain foods very well? Trouble Sleeping Do you thrash around in bed or act out dreams when you are deeply asleep? Trouble Moving or Walking Do you feel stiff in your body, arms or legs?
Constipation Do you have trouble moving your bowels without straining every day?
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A Soft or Low Voice Have other people told you that your voice is very soft or that you sound hoarse? Masked Face Have you been told that you have a serious, depressed or mad look on your face, even when you are not in a bad mood? Dizziness or Fainting Do you notice that you often feel dizzy when you stand up out of a chair?
Stooping or Hunching Over Are you not standing up as straight as you used to?
What can you do if you have PD? Work with your doctor to create a plan to stay healthy. The cancer may also spread to the nerves surrounding the pancreas, which often causes back pain. Pain in the abdomen or back is fairly common and is most often caused by something other than pancreatic cancer. Unintended weight loss is very common in people with pancreatic cancer. These people often have little or no appetite. If the cancer presses on the far end of the stomach it can partly block it, making it hard for food to get through.
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This can cause nausea, vomiting, and pain that tend to be worse after eating. If the cancer blocks the bile duct, bile can build up in the gallbladder, making it larger. Sometimes a doctor can feel this as a large lump under the right side of the ribcage during a physical exam. It can also be seen on imaging tests. Pancreatic cancer can also sometimes enlarge the liver, especially if the cancer has spread there. The doctor might be able to feel the edge of the liver below the right ribcage on an exam, or the large liver might be seen on imaging tests.
Sometimes, the first clue that someone has pancreatic cancer is a blood clot in a large vein, often in the leg. This is called a deep vein thrombosis or DVT. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, redness, and warmth in the affected leg. Sometimes a piece of the clot can break off and travel to the lungs, which might make it hard to breathe or cause chest pain. A blood clot in the lungs is called a pulmonary embolism or PE. Still, having a blood clot does not usually mean that you have cancer.
Most blood clots are caused by other things.