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A 54-year-old female asked:

can you eat or drink before being tested for buffalo hump?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
?: I don't understand the question. There is no test for buffalo hump - you just look at the contour of the upper back and consider the medical history (e.g. Diabetes). If you see an abnormal hump that looks remotely like that on a buffalo, that's the answer. Therefore, it doesn't matter if you eat or drink before being examined.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Buffalo hump: I presume you are worried about having cushing's disease. You can drink but you probably be tested in a fasting state.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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