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Symptoms Of Buffalo Hump
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
Can depression cause a cushings like syndrome with a buffalo hump and many other cushings symptoms?
I have all the symptoms of Cushing's Disease, but my MRI shows a small pituitary gland. If my pituitary gland is small, why do I have a buffalo hump?
Look like Cushing's: Cushing's is diagnosed by demonstrating inappropriately elevated cortisol with blood, urine and saliva tests. Although pituitary tumors are the most common cause, adrenal and other tumors can do this. However, many people look like they have Cushing's but don't; Many people with metabolic syndrome have a cushingoid appearance. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cushing's being ruled out, what else could be an alternative diagnosis for a PCOS patient with swollen face and slight buffalo hump as symptoms?
Thytoid: Has your thyroid been che c ked? ...Read more
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
No: That requires a much much higher level from a disorder know as cushing's disease. ...Read more
No mistaking: Hi. A pulled muscle and a buffalo hump are completely unrelated. A buffalo hump is an unusual fat deposit on the upper back just below the neck that is usually a manifestation of excess of the hormone, cortisol. A pulled muscle has no fat deposition or mass associated with it. And buffalo humps are centered midline, but the muscles, erector spinae, are laterally offset from midline. Unrelated. ...Read more
Make appt: I would make appointment to see your dr. For workup including cortisol levels. Elevated levels or long use of prednisone can cause sleep disturbances and buffalo hump. Do you have puffy face and weight gain? The chest pain may not be related. A good doc will help you sort these out! ...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
How do you tell the difference between a buffalo hump and hypertonic neck muscles because protecting something?
Fat vs muscle: A buffalo hump is due to excess fat tissue above the upper spine. Fat feels completely different than muscle and should be easy to tell the difference. A buffalo hump is seen in people who are significantly overweight. It can also be associated with excess cortisol (cushings syndrome). ...Read more
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
I'm 43 and in the last 7 years I have slowly developed (knock knee) why? Also within the last3-4years I have developed (buffalo hump) why? Help
Bone softening post-menopause id=s a scourge of femininity. Get a DEXA scan and treat it, Avoid N-biphosphonates like Fosamax (alendronate) due to association with Congestive Heart Failure and atrial fibrillation.
Clodronate (Bonefos, Loron)
Are OK. ...Read more