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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Pop up stretch marks on stomach I'm losing weight not gaining weight so how can I be getting stretched marks on my stomach?

Pop up stretch marks on stomach I'm losing weight not gaining weight so how can I be getting stretched marks on my stomach?

Weight Loss: Stretch marks happen when your skin stretches. If you're losing weight then the skin had already been stretched as you gained the weight. As you lose weight, the skin relaxes and the lines become raised and more prominent. Congrats on losing the weight, but stretch marks are frustrating for both patients and physicians. ...Read more

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What to do if I have stretch marks on my stomach?

What to do if I have stretch marks on my stomach?

stretch marks: There is no simple way to remove stretch marks after they are present. Preventative care during pregnancy includes the use of skin moisturizer such as cocoa butter. However afterwards you may see some improvement with micro-needling, fractional laser, or excision as in the case of a tummy tuck. Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to see your options. ...Read more

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If I lose weight, will the stretch marks on my stomach go away?

If I lose weight, will the stretch marks on my stomach go away?

No: Stretch marks are permanent. Losing weight may make them narrower as the skin shrinks back, but the only way to eliminate stretch marks is to surgically cut away the affected skin. ...Read more

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If I lose weight will the stretch marks on the sides of my stomach go away?

If I lose weight will the stretch marks on the sides of my stomach go away?

No: In fact, if you lose a lot of weight quickly they actually can get worse. Unfortunately, there are not any really effective treatments for stretch marks. Over-the-counter remedies like cocoa butter don't work. Laser treatments may help to lighten red or dark stretch marks. Fortunately they do tend to fade on their own over time. ...Read more

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If I tighten up my stomach by working out will my stretch marks become less visible?

If I tighten up my stomach by working out will my stretch marks become less visible?

Uncertain: Stretch marks are like an overatretched rubber band as it is caused by rapid expansion of skin largely due to weight gain. Muscle toaning firms muscle but may not remove the mark left on the skin. ...Read more

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I have stretch marks all over my stomach, I was thinking of getting a dermaroller but not really sure if it works. What can I do?

I have stretch marks all over my stomach, I was thinking of getting a dermaroller but not really sure if it works. What can I do?

Striae on abdomen: striae or stretch marks can be treated, depending on their age, topically, surgically, with laser or microneedling (the dermaroller). Microneedling will require multiple treatments, the concomittant use of growth factor, a topical retinoid and emollients.

You should discuss this with your MD. ...Read more

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I am having stretch marks all over my stomach. I used to be very fat but now I am healthy and not able to find any cure for this. Please help?

Stretch marks: Think of stretch marks as a kind of scar. There is no cure for this problem which often looks better over time regardless of what treatment is used. Otc products such as Mederma are of no value. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my stretch marks on my stomach?

How can I reduce my stretch marks on my stomach?

Nothing: 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 therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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I'm 17 with bad stretch marks on my stomach. Any tips?

I'm 17 with bad stretch marks on my stomach. Any tips?

Stretch marks: Treatments: Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing, dermabrasion & medication (i.e., retinoids). ...Read more

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After my baby, my stomach is flabby and the stretch marks are insightly, what can help both?

After my baby, my stomach is flabby and the stretch marks are insightly, what can help both?

Tincture of time.: Pregnancy caused your abdominal skin to stretch, so of course it is flabby after delivery. Much of that extra skin will resorb by itself in the coming months, and a good exercise program will speed it up. Stretch marks are another story; there is no definitive treatment for them (despite some companies' claims), but they will decrease very slowly (months to years) on their own. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce the appearance of stretch marks? What are some of the best products. I am a person of color. It's all over my stomach.

Is there any way to reduce the appearance of stretch marks? What are some of the best products. I am a person of color. It's all over my stomach.

Little you can do: 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 therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Will toning my stomach (pushups, situps, pullups, etc.) help my stretch marks?

Will toning my stomach (pushups, situps, pullups, etc.) help my stretch marks?

Nothing: 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 therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Is there a honestly possible way of getting rid of stretch marks on my stomach?

Is there a honestly possible way of getting rid of stretch marks on my stomach?

If they are stretch: Marks from pregnancy and you were significantly overweight and lost it then your option would be an abdominoplasty. However if that wasn't the case and the stretch marks are minor then core abdominal exercises should help. Can't answer with any more specificity without seeing. ...Read more

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I'm not sure how to get rid of stretch marks I have them on my stomach and shoulders?

I'm not sure how to get rid of stretch marks I have them on my stomach and shoulders?

Depends: White stretch marks are most likely from growth and are old. These are likely permanent. Purple stretch marks are likely new and, in the absence of certain diseases that cause them (i.e. Cushings) they may be from rapid growth. You can use lasers or in some cases topical retinoids to lighten them but avoiding more from occurring by not gaining weight- or losing weight can help. ...Read more

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I have a few stretch marks on my lower stomach after putting on a lot of weight over christmas. Any home remedies to help get rid of it?

Nothing: 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 therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Can stretch marks be a sign of a hormonal disorder? I gained a little bit of weight, but didn't have a baby or anything. Stetch marks all over stomach.

Can stretch marks be a sign of a hormonal disorder? I gained a little bit of weight, but didn't have a baby or anything. Stetch marks all over stomach.

Very rarely.: Striae are signs of excessive or rapid weight gain. Rare diseases may also have striae as signs such as cushings disease. If you had this there would many other signs of illness more serious than skin signs. But yours sounds like the common rapid weight gain variety. If concerned check with your doctor. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003287.Htm. ...Read more

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What to do if I have stretch marks on my legs and stomach?

What to do if I have stretch marks on my legs and stomach?

Fractional laser: Stretch marks can be improved in their appearance through the use of fractional laser such as the fraxel laser, or by using a micro-needling technique. Unfortunately there is no perfect solution for stretch marks at this time. ...Read more

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How much would it cost to get laser for stretch marks removed some on your abdomen?

How much would it cost to get laser for stretch marks removed some on your abdomen?

Laser stretch: I would ask the team that does the laser treatment. Can be zero if they feel sorry for you or $10, 000 if you have a lot of them. ...Read more

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What can be done for a lot of stretch marks (striae) in the stomach area?

What can be done for a lot of stretch marks (striae) in the stomach area?

Limited options: Stria or stretch marks are linear streaks which occur when the skin is stretched too quickly. The outer layer of the skin remains intact, the middle layer of the skin is pulled apart with strands of bridging collagen. The early appearance of stria is pink/purple. The coloration fades with time, but the thin cracks in the skin remain. V-beam laser is effective to help fade the pink coloration. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of stretch marks on my stomach naturally or any cheap type lotion?

How do I get rid of stretch marks on my stomach naturally or any cheap type lotion?

Not a guarantee: Once this type of mark occurs on the skin then it is often permanent. Over time stretch marks will fade but the mark it leaves on the skin may always be present, though less obvious. Lasers can help reduce the color but there is not really any topical treatment that will help this. See your doctor to help determine why you (at 18 years old) have them. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the stretch marks on my stomach? Does the palmers strecth mark lotion really work?

No, there is no...: There is no stretch mark removal lotion that really works. Stretch marks fade over time, but are permanent, even if they become much less noticeable over time. Sometimes, dermatologists can help improve the appearance of stretch marks with laser or infrared therapy. ...Read more

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How can we thighten abdominal sag skin due to fat and stretch marks? By sport? Going to gym? And how long does it need for a woman of 42 years old?

How can we thighten abdominal sag skin due to fat and stretch marks? By sport? Going to gym? And how long does it need for a woman of 42 years old?

Needs tummy tuck: From the history, I would say she would need a tummy tuck but she may also need liposuction to improve contour further. If she is overweight then losing weight helps improve the cosmetic result from surgery. ...Read more

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I'm starting to get stretch marks all over my stomach, im aware there is know cure for them but is there a cream or dermaroller I can use if so plaese?

I'm starting to get stretch marks all over my stomach, im aware there is know cure for them but is there a cream or dermaroller I can use if so plaese?

Mother's Friend: There is an ointment/cream called Mother's Friend that is very helpful in reducing stretch marks but won't eliminate them. It is available in the pharmacy over the counter. ...Read more

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Stretch Marks (Definition)

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