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Rhabdomyosarcoma Symptoms

Symptoms of rhabdomyosarcoma depend on the location of the tumor:

  • Eye orbit: bulging, protruding eyeball
  • Nasal passages: nosebleeds, congestion, bloody mucus
  • Bladder: blood in the urine, difficulty urinating
  • Vagina: grapelike lumps protruding from the vagina (botryoid RMS), vaginal bleeding
  • Testicles: noticeable lump or swelling on one side, often painless
  • Arms, legs or trunk: swelling or lump similar to that of normal injuries
  • Pelvis: constipation, pain or vomiting

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