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Overland Park, KS
A 63-year-old female asked:

Swelling and pain in right thumb ip joint with fatigue. have had this occasionally before but usually goes away. could it be ra?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
Arthritis, probably: this type and location of pain is quite typical of arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis. You are more likely at 63 to have this type than rheumatoid type, and thumb is a very common location in older women. Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) and heat. See a clinician about the fatigue and try to get off the ofloxacin...why should you need two antibiotics? The "oxacins" can cause tendon issues which you don't need.
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