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Q. I have pain and swelling in my right wrist. Is it due to rheumatoid arthritis?

Answered by
Dr. Naval Mendiratta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 29, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jan 04, 2022

Hi doctor,

I am a 27 year old female, and I was diagnosed with RA late last year. It has been persistent in my wrists this year. I was told to take Zycel 200 mg, but I feel something else could be wrong, as the pain and swelling are only in the wrists, more in the right hand. In my country, we do not have doctors to help. I read about carpal tunnel syndrome, and I need your help on it.

I had sudden joint pain two years back, and it lasted for four months negative for RA and pain suddenly stopped. And last year, I had sudden migratory joint pain with stiffness and swelling. I tested negative for RF then, and recently my RF factor was positive, so they put me on Zycel. From the beginning of this year, the pain has been persistent on my right wrist only with swelling and stiffness, which affects the fingers too. And on a few occasions, it attacks the left wrist or leg joints only.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, then it is possible the swelling in the wrists is due to it. And moreover, we need to step up the treatment as only Zycel (Celecoxib) 200 mg is not enough to control it.
  • It would be better if one could add Methotrexate as well, which will control the disease better and take a short course of painkillers. Do let me know for more queries. Regards.

For more information consult a rheumatologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/rheumatologist


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