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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Buffalo Hump

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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?

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 more

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Can depression cause a cushings like syndrome with a buffalo hump and many other cushings symptoms?

Can depression cause a cushings like syndrome with a buffalo hump and many other cushings symptoms?

Not exactly: Depression does not cause cushing's syndrome. But depression is common in people with cushing's syndrome. In fact depression can be one of the symptoms of cushing's syndrome, along with buffalo hump and much more. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is it possible to lose fat from buffalo hump?

Is it possible to lose fat from buffalo hump?

Yes, but. ..: Yes but it is hard to do ; you may have to lose most of your body fat to do it. ...Read more

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What's to be done about buffalo hump (medication term)?

What's to be done about buffalo hump (medication term)?

If it is due: To osteoporosis or other bone abnormalities, the abnormalities may be treatable, but the defect may persist. A "buffalo hump" can be seen is diseases or cortisone excess. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How to lose buffalo hump in shoulder?

How to lose buffalo hump in shoulder?

Not sure: The "buffalo hump" sign is generally associated with corticosteroid use or disease of hyperactive adrenal glands. Consult a physician because specific testing is needed along with more background information. ...Read more

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Well shoulder exercise eliminate buffalo hump?

Well shoulder exercise eliminate buffalo hump?

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

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

Buffalo hump: I presume you are worried about having cushing's disease. You can drink but you probably be tested in a fasting state. ...Read more

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Prednisone buffalo hump, how to get rid of this?

Prednisone buffalo hump, how to get rid of this?

Buffalo hump: Stop prednisone and other steroids is only way. I would look at other relatives not on it to see if they have hump which may be kyphosis. ...Read more

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Jogging every other day trying to get rid of a little buffalo hump because of osteoporosis..

Jogging every other day trying to get rid of a little buffalo hump because of osteoporosis..

Exercise is good: The exercise is good for your bones, but it won't get rid of a hump if it's due to osteoporosis, as you're already lost the bone that led to the change in your spine. Hopefully you're taking medication, calcium and d. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a pulled muscle or a buffalo hump?

How can I tell if I have a pulled muscle or a buffalo hump?

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

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BUFFALO hump on neck and back with servere pain and chest discomfort lose of sleep?

BUFFALO hump on neck and back with servere pain and chest discomfort lose of sleep?

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

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Is the buffalo hump seen in cushings syndrome a lump of fat or a bone curvature between the shoulders?

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

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How do you tell the difference between a buffalo hump and hypertonic neck muscles because protecting something?

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

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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

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

Osteoporosis logical: 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.
Etidronate (Didronel)
Clodronate (Bonefos, Loron)
Tiludronate (Skelid)
Are OK. ...Read more