Top 20 Doctor insights on: Humping

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Can my dowagers hump be reversed?

Can my dowagers hump be reversed?

Good bone: Strong bone is a prerequisite to any correction attempt not for osteoporotic kyphosis. ...Read more

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Can I massage away this hump on my back?

Can I massage away this hump on my back?

Depends: This depends on what the "hump" is and where it's located. Muscle spasms can improve with massage. I would see your physician for a diagnosis first. ...Read more

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I have a hump over my heal that hurts when I touch it : (?

I have a hump over my heal that hurts when I touch it : (?

Needs checked: Pain is our body's way of alerting us that there is something wrong. The degree of pain is not a reliable measure of the severity of the problem. If not from a blow, then it should be investigated ...Read more

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Why do babies hump things?

Why do babies hump things?

No special reason: Toddlers hump things probably because humping things feels good to them. In the mind of a toddler, there is no reason to not hump things as long as it feels like fun. ...Read more

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How can you prevent dowagers hump?

How can you prevent dowagers hump?

See an orthopedist: If spinal xrays show early signs of kyphosis then one might benefit from using a posture corrector. It is also wise to rule out evidence of osteoporosis, vertebral fractures, or arthritic diseases. ...Read more

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Why do they call it dowagers hump?

Seen in Older Women: Dowager's hump popular name for dorsal kyphosis caused by multiple wedge fractures of the thoracic vertebrae seen in osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Fatty hump at base of neck, what is this?

Fatty hump at base of neck, what is this?

Lump for how long?: There is a great deal of information that must be learned before you can better understand your specific neck mass. If you are having difficulty breathing, swallowing, or speaking, or if it is very painful, you should seek urgent medical attention. Otherwise, masses in general may be benign or cancerous. A long-standing, unchanging, non-painful fatty mass may be a benign tumor called a lipoma. ...Read more

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How to lose the hump behind my neck I am 55kg and 5'4"tall?

How to lose the hump behind my neck I am 55kg and 5'4"tall?

See doctor: Hump behind the neck suggests and endocrine issue and needs to be evaluated by additional history, physical examination and some tests. In the mean time - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can make humping a pillow feel better?

Can you tell me how I can make humping a pillow feel better?

Not sure what you: Mean. If having sex against a pillow is causing you physical discomfort would suggest you just stop doing it. ...Read more

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My friends 7yo boy keeps humping things y and how to make him stop?

My friends 7yo boy keeps humping things y and how to make him stop?

Child Acting Out: Please be gentle. He is in a stage of child development that this actions may be very normal. Gentle teaching him that this is not appropriate is probably best. Please do not begin to instill shame for his natural feelings. He probably just knows this action makes him feel good. He will learn self control and appropriate social behavior as he grows. ...Read more

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Why does a 3 year old hump things an what can I do to stop her from doing it,?

Why does a 3 year old hump things an what can I do to stop her from doing it,?

Sexual exploration: This usually passed. It is helpful to distract her and ignore it. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and there is a hump at the top in front of my head what can I do about this?

I'm 16 and there is a hump at the top in front of my head what can I do about this?

Please see your doc: It may need diagnosis or possible surgery. Alternatively, some folks have body dysmorphic disorder, i.e., they obsesses on an area of the body that looks imperfect to them. If this is the case after seeing your doc, a mental health professional can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If getting a dowagers hump from too much work on laptop and desktop, what can I do at 60?

If getting a dowagers hump from too much work on laptop and desktop, what can I do at 60?

See your doctor.: Unless you are bent over 24/7 a "dowager's hump" is from osteoporosis and collapse of vertebral bones or using steroids, not from using computer. At 60, those are possibilities. See your doctor and get x-rays/mri done to evaluate spine. ...Read more

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It feels like I'm getting a hump in my back. How can I correct it? Or could it just be arthritic?

It feels like I'm getting a hump in my back. How can I correct it? Or could it just be arthritic?

Hard = bone soft =: If you are discussing the curvature of your spine - this is bone if it is hard vs a lipoma or other soft tissue hump if it is soft. Your physician can clarify. If it is the spine agree it could be arthritis, osteoporosis. Your physician can help clarify and discuss the evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a fatty hump on my back in between my shoulder blades does this mean I have Cushings syndrome? : (

I have a fatty hump on my back in between my shoulder blades does this mean I have Cushings syndrome? : (

More Info: The "hump" is associated with Cushing's syndrome however there are a lot of other symptoms/signs You should see your Primary Care Provider since it appears you are worried about this possibility. There is EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for Cushing's so see your Doctor soon!
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The top of my back has been hurting. I have a hump. Could that be serious? I am 29. I've had the hump in my back for as long as I can remember.

The top of my back has been hurting. I have a hump. Could that be serious? I am 29. I've had the hump in my back for as long as I can remember.

Unlikely but: This pain is most likely muscular due to being off center in terms of your spine's balance with the hump you are describing most likely representing a scoliosis or a kyphosis or "round back" and less likely related to a endocrine or gland problem. You need to be seen by your doctor. Based on the length of time you describe having it it is most likely a spine deformity. ...Read more

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