Stretch Marks

Long streaks, stripes, or lines that develop on the skin when it is stretched suddenly are called stretch marks. They can develop in the thighs, stomach, breasts, arms, and buttocks. It develops commonly during pregnancy, weight gain, and puberty.

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Why do I have red lines like stretchmarks on my neck?

Query: Hello doctor, My neck has weird red lines all over it which seems to me as stretch marks. I am currently 18. Is there a way to cure this?  Read Full »

Dr. Idowu Olalekan

Answer: Hello doctor, The pictures uploaded did not show the said stretch mark (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However, what readily comes to one's mind is that it may be spider veins (widened tiny blood vessels just below your skin). The doctors call such condition telangiectasia.  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old and the skin on my groin area is becoming thin and elastic. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am nineteen years old and this summer, the skin in my groin area started becoming thinner and more elastic. The thin spots are two on one side and one on the other side. I went to the doctor and they said it was dermatitis. They prescribed me Miconazole H cream and said to use it for 2 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I have read your query and understand your concern. The white thinned lines are striae distensae. They are normal in nature and appear on the abdominal wall, groin, and thigh due to their elasticity. They occur due to rapid changes in weight as seen after pregnancy, di...  Read Full »

How to get rid of stretch marks present all over the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I weigh 91 kg and my height is 5'10". Currently, I am on no medication. I have stretch marks almost all over my body and have been having this for the last 6-7 years. The stretch marks are present on my stomach, shoulder blades, forearm intersection, lower back...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Dessai Gauri Govind

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a body mass index - BMI of 28 which comes in overweight category. Stretch marks result from excessive stretching of the skin. So, I will highly recommend you to reduce weight by at least 7-8 kg. Once stretch marks are formed, they are hard to treat. Number ...  Read Full »

What causes stretch marks on my breasts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I am starting to get stretch marks on my breast. Does that mean they will grow? I am currently a 34D cup and my mom is a 36DD.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is your teenage and you are in growing and developmental phase of life still. The reproductive system is still under the process of growth and that is why you could experience different changes. Breast could have effects of menstrual cycles hormones that can give you...  Read Full »

I developed dark lines on my thighs. What could those be?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently developed dark lines on both my thighs. What could these be and how to cure them? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to know a few things: Since when it appeared? History of any autoimmune disorder? Excess scratching and rubbing? History of weight gain or loss? Was steroid cream used in the past? History of fungal infection in the past? Answer the questions for details. Tha...  Read Full »

I have white spots along with rashes, and the skin in my private part turns red when it gets stretched. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am around 30 years old and have a white spot on my private part, and my skin has become thin. As a result, I get rashes and turn reddish when the skin gets stretched. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I think you have striae distensae or stretch marks. Stretch marks either result from excessive skin stretching due to being overweight or usingcontaining cream or from hormonal imbalance like raised serum cortisol. There are many treatment op...  Read Full »

I have stretch marks and skin darkening in my stomach after my recent delivery. How to get rid of them?

Query: Hi doctor, I delivered a baby girl last week through a C-section. My baby and I are healthy by god's grace. However, I have many stretch marks post-delivery. Are there any creams or lotions to get rid of them? I am concerned because my stomach has also turned black and looks weird along with these s...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. I suggest you to apply coconut oil every day. I hope this has helped you. Good luck.  Read Full »

My stretch marks are increasing day by day. How can I get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from severe stretch marks problem, which is increasing day by day. What can I do to get rid of it? And also I want to remove the old marks which are present near my belly, armpits and above shoulder. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do mention your age whenever you ask any query in the future. If your stretch marks are new, then it will be reddish. If it is old it will be whitish, the response to new stretch marks are good whereas old ones respond less to creams and ointments. Please try ...  Read Full »

I have stretch marks. Why do they appear, and what are the ways to prevent it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have stretch marks. Why these appear? And how it can be prevented. Please give me an idea of avoiding this disease.  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Stretch marks may appear due to the rapid hormonal changes and growth associated with puberty, during pregnancy, or with medical diseases, such as Cushing syndrome. Stretch marks can have causes that are not due to underlying disease. Examples include pregnancy, weight...  Read Full »

I end up diagnosed with ED syndrome for joint and back pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, So frustrating, so a geneticist made a statement that I might have a mild form of hypermobility EDS. So I went to a rheumy who told me my Brighton score was 9/9 and that he knows I have hypermobility syndrome and would have to see a geneticist to see about the possibility of a mild fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Joint hypermobility can be due to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which is characterized by weakness of the connective tissues of the body. It is also seen in Down syndrome and in people with Marfan's syndrome. I do not find a picture of Marfan syndrome seeing your images. (at...  Read Full »

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