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Question: Inner thigh stretch marks for about 3 years.


 dasmutilizar - Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:43 am

Well, I have these deep gash like stretch marks on my inner thighs, middle of back, and my rear. If I move my fingers over them I can feel indents on my skin, the bigger ones; directly under my scrotum on my inner thigh, are about a half inch wide and 6 inches long going along the inside of my thigh, I have had these for about 3 years, they don't itch or hurt or feel numb at all. The smaller marks on my back and rear look similar to Striae. All of the marks are light pink the shallower they are, and really dark red the deeper they are, I have seen a doctor but he told me if it didn't hurt or bug me not to worry about them. I just want to know what these are, if it's a sign of any underlying condition.

Thanks in advance and sorry for the wall of text.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:36 am

User avatar Hello,During adolescence there is a rapid growth and associated hormonal changes.These affect the skin collagen and causing it to rupture in areas.These are common in obese people losing weight rapidly,pregnancy,steroid application,steroid intake,diseases like cushings with other known fearures like moon face buffallo hump.The location like thighs,lumbosacral area are common sites in the adolescent types and when red are known as stirae rubra.
No treatment is very effective.Lasers do give results but could be varied.Best wishes.

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