stretch marks

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  1. MudRacer4x4

    MudRacer4x4 New Member

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    I've been searching the internet but still can't find some answers about stretch marks.

    I got stretch marks on my upper leg (thigh area). I use to ride bikes alot and I think building muscle/getting fatter made them.

    some are purple and some are red and they are getting smaller i think. There lighter in color then they were before.

    My questions are

    since i'm young will they go away with loosing weight?

    Does the fading in color mean there going away?

    how long do they take to go away?

    What color do they turn before there gone?

    Thank you very much
     
  2. Krazy

    Krazy OT Supporter

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    see a dermatologist
     
  3. maxlt1

    maxlt1 New Member

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    stretch marks are scars and no matter how much they fade...how much cocoa butter you rub on it...whether you tan or not....none of that will make them go away. You're just gonna have to live with them.
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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  5. Shamrock

    Shamrock I can in end the world in a Holocaust OT Supporter

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    hormonal my doctor said I had the same thing on my thighs. Says they can appear in a day but takes months to go away.
     
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    They go away very slowly and you usually don't notice it's so gradual.

    That is, if they go away at all (and they usually just fade into your normal skin color but they're still there)
     
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    If any1 asks about them.. just say there from working out.. wtf are they gonna say.

    i got them on my inner thighs/biceps
     
  8. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    they eventually scar. If you scar badly they will be kinda noticeable in some angles, if you don't you're probably okay
     
  9. revert

    revert *insert witty comment here*

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    they usually clear up to a colour similar to your skin tone... and they'll remain slightly noticeable. i got them on my shoulders, biceps, and thighs too from working out. everyone i know who works out has 'em too... just one of those things you'll have to live with.
     
  10. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    who gots em on their ass?
     
  11. sportsjunkie

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    stretch marks are tears in the skin, they won't go away

    but you can diminish the look of them with certain creams and minor surgeries
     
  12. MudRacer4x4

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    so they can be hormonal like acne?


    thanks for all the info guys. whats the difference between cellulite and stretch marks?
     
  13. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Cellulite looks like cottage cheese and stretch marks are just... stretch marks. Little red lines on your skin usually.
     
  14. Shamrock

    Shamrock I can in end the world in a Holocaust OT Supporter

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    you'd rather have cellulite lol.

    I have stretch marks thought it was because of lifting but doctor said it was hormonal. So they ran some blood test. Your thyroid may be acting up.
     
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    I've had stretch marks since I got boobs(on my boobs and a bit on my outer thighs) (16ish, late bloomer). I'm 25 and they're there, but faint. If I tan they aren't as noticable, but yea, still there.
     
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    I do :o all of that squatting and my ass assploded in size :o
     
  17. apman0000

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    scars, scars don't go away, everyone has scars, who cares, move on, too big to fast, or too little to fast


    (or you have cushing's syndrome, but i doubt it)
     
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