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advice please

I posted on this forum before about stretch marks, thanks for the advice but I'm not sure it's what I was looking for...
The stretch marks are NOT caused by weght gain or growth in fact I've been doing the opposite losing weight but they keep appearing  on leg's back and now arms(been getting them over a year now)

Can anyone give me any advice they can on causes of stretch marks and ways to prevent them (not dieting) as they are starting to go places I didnt think you could get stretch marks lol

p.s. I'm 20 years old 5' 7'' and about 11stone


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I went to the doctors today and because stretch mark's are cosmetic problem theirs nothing they can do. Gave me the same advice as I always have got lol... what I've been doing keep weight steady, eat and drink healthy and regular excercise.

or well no loss except a bit of skin ;)
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Thanks for help
I'll arrange an appointment with my GP and see if he can get me an appointment with a dermatologist, though I've heard this could take a while.
I will get you posted on how things go and thanks again for your help :)
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Not only weight gain but losing weight can also cause stretch marks formation. Creams containing alpha hydroxyl acids and retin-A are said to be useful in decreasing the stretch marks but the advertised antimarks creams have no proof of effectiveness. Eat healthy, nutritious food ,drink plenty of fluids and do moderate exercises. Laser therapy and dermabrasion, alone or in combination have also been shown to be effective in diminishing the appearance of stretch marks. For that you need to consult a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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