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Dorsocervical Fat Pad
I have a bit of back fat on my neck that looks a lot like a hump but i feel my back and no arc. How can I get rid of this "buffalo hump"?
Have you been check?: It could be a medical condition. You should be check. ...Read more
Is the buffalo hump seen in cushings syndrome a lump of fat or a bone curvature between the shoulders?
Fat: Hi. The "buffalo hump", known in medical jargon as "dorsocervical fat pad" is fat. Cushing's greatly increases risk of osteoporosis, however, and that bone curvature you refer to (kyphosis, or "dowager's hump) can occur with upper thoracic vertebral compression fractures. However, the buffalo hump is fat. ...Read more
What would cause alaopecia, truncular weight gain , moon face, fat atrophy, fatigue, pressure within eye buffalo hump, rapid weight gain 10lb.A mo..
Possibly Cushings: See an endocrinologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Targeting not useful: You need to reduce your weight in general. Exercise targeted to reduce weight in a particular area is not generally successful. Depending your height and weight you need to reduce caloric intake and exercise. You should consult your doctor to exclude a hormone disorder such as adrenal disease. ...Read more
3 family members have a buffalo hump . I'm too thin but I think my neck is developing this shape from the right side only.Isit possible to develop 1?
Exam: certainly get examined for the possibility of an endocrine disorder. Cannot diagnose without a photo. ...Read more
Have had a "buffalo hump" for about at least 4 years. Don't have any other symptoms at all. Am a little overweight. Any reason for concern?
Probably not .....: .... but this unusual deposition of fat at the neck and upper back is associated with Cushing's syndrome. Named after a famous doctor from the 19th century, it occurs when there is too much circulating cortisol/cortisone in the bloodstream. The body's adrenal glands may produce too much or a person may be taking/using cortisone drugs for a prescribed treatment. You should be thoroughly tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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