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Why do I have stretch marks but I am not overweight?

Why do I have stretch marks but I am not overweight?

Remember: Not all stretch marks are due to being overweight. They often appear in areas of significant growth. It's why children often develop stretch marks on their arms and legs when going through their growth spurt. I suspect that is more likely the case with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Iam currently overweight. Iam in the process of dieting and exercising. I have stretch marks in many areas of my body, will these go away?

Iam currently overweight. Iam in the process of dieting and exercising. I have stretch marks in many areas of my body, will these go away?

Straie-stretch marks: Stretch marks, called straie, are small tears in the skin, caused by stretching of the skin during periods of growth. Many people get straie as teen agers when they are growing quickly. Women get them on their tummies when they are pregnant. Certain diseases, like cushings, and certain medicines, like steroids, can cause straie or make them worse. Retina cream, and laser therapy may help hide them. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a teenage girl to get stretch marks on her thighs even if she's not overweight?

Is it normal for a teenage girl to get stretch marks on her thighs even if she's not overweight?

Yes: It is very common due to the rapid changes associated with puberty. The most common places i see it is on the thighs, hips, upper arms, breasts and back. ...Read more

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Hi my 17 yr old daughter is getting stretch marks all over with news appearing often in groups She is not overweight. Any advice of a cause. ?

 Hi my 17 yr old daughter is getting stretch marks all over with news appearing often in groups She is not overweight. Any advice of a cause. 
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See Dermatologist: If your daughter does not have rapid weight gains and losses over the past 6 months, then have her see a dermatologist for evaluation. Rapid weight changes can cause the skin to "breakdown" causing stretch marks. ...Read more

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So stretch marks mean I will have loose skin if I choose to lose weight? I'm 215 lbs, 18 years old and 5'7. How many pounds overweight am I as well?

So stretch marks mean I will have loose skin if I choose to lose weight? I'm 215 lbs, 18 years old and 5'7. How many pounds overweight am I as well?

Stop thinking and...: ...start losing. The average 67-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 140 pounds. Estimate it by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+35=140). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 lbs per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 lbs of loss. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks are a condition where the skin is stretched by weight gain or during pregnancy, leaving slightly indented lines where the surface layer of ...Read more