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stretch mark

A shiny line on the skin of the abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks that is often lighter than the surrounding skin and is caused by the stretching and weakening of elastic tissues usually as a result of pregnancy or weight gain.
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'stretch mark'

A purplish vertical 'stripe' on the lower abdomen, thighs, iliac crests and breasts in pregnancy and after corticosteroid excess; such marks whiten after birth, but remain as lasting reminders of an expanded abdomen
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stretch mark

(strech mahrk)
Colloquial usage for striae cutis distensae (q.v.).
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Patient discussion about stretch mark

Q. How to prevent Stretch Marks? I am pregnant and am starting to get Stretch Marks. How can I stop them?

A. Stretch Marks are hereditary and some women get it while others don't. There are special creams out there in order to prevent stretch marks, however I recommend you take a good moisturizing cream and rub it on your stomach and anywhere else that you need to, every night after the bath.

Q. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them? I have given birth to a baby boy recently….it is joyous time on Christmas Eve. This is my second baby. During my previous delivery I didn’t get any stretch mark but now. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them?

A. not all women get stretchmarks during pregnancy. some women get them without being pregnant.

Q. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used? I am in my 8 th month. Everything is going good. Just a worry came when I saw one woman having stretch marks. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used?

A. Hi , this is my 2nd baby. During the last pregnancy I had stretch marks. I have seen some ladies, who do not have at all. I met one woman with 4 children she did not have any. One of my friend; had in the very first pregnancy. There are creams available for use by pregnant woman before and after pregnancy to avoid stretch marks altogether.

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Rejuvenate Cream of Wonders for Hand & Body is PS25 at Beyond Organic skin cream This natural organic stretch mark cream is designed to prevent and treat stretch marks.
In a clinical study, 80% of participants reported visible improvement in the overall appearance of their stretch marks after using Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy as directed.
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` Even if your stretch marks have been with you a long time, Elancyl claim that their new Stretch Mark Reducing Concentrate can help.