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what causes stretch marks on the lower back

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Striae: Pcos does not cause stretch marks at all. Most women have an tendency towards stretch marks (striae) that is hereditary, so some women get them more e ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Skin tears: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You have options: You see these mostly in tall guys in their rapid growth spurts. They'll be red at first and then fade some. A dermatologist with a laser can make ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Stretchmarks: No, without seeing what troubles you I cannot be of help. That said, you MUST see your primary doctor about this. Please keep me informed.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience Dermatology
No great way: Topical tretinoin or laser may be used.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rapid stretching: Stretch marks are usually caused by rapid stretching in an area due to swelling or weight gain. Women tend to get them on their belly and breasts dur ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: At age 17 the can be several possible causes including a condition known as spondylitis, congenital problems or just a strain. Have the issue evaluate ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It depends: It depends on a few factors. You need to know whether the trend of your pain is getting better or worse, whether stretching alleviates or worsens the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
53 years experience Pain Management
Easy stretch: This could be the sciatic nerve being compressed by the piriformis muscle. Place the ankle on the side where pain is [let's say the right] atop the o ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Leg pain: You MAY have hurt yourself doing yoga. Please start w/seeing your doctor. He/she MAY suggest physical therapy. You need to make sure you are not cu ... Read More

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