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Can you get stetchmarks from losing weight?

Postby MissFabulala » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:05 pm

I noticed some brown stetch marks on my stomach about 2 weeks ago and just thought they were marks from the hot water bottle (I was cold!!!!) but they haven't disappeared!

Just wondering if anyone else has noticed stetchmarks even though they are LOSING?

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:12 pm

maybe if you lose the weight too quick? it might not give your skin time to regain its new shape?
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:47 pm

I have stretchmarks over the majority of my body unfortunately but I got them mainly from pregnancy/GAINING weight....all I have had when ive lost weight in the past is saggy dimply skin :shock: hehe the joys of weightloss! :D Kate is right though, maybe you are losing a little fast and your skin cant catch up? Ive heard (but not sure if it is effective or not) that drinking water is supposed to help with skin elasticity etc...personally I have used bio oil on stretchmarks, and it worked a treat ;) You never really get rid of them but they do fade :) sorry I cant be any more help than that :shock: xx
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Postby electrongirl » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:59 pm

Stretch marks are caused by rapid weight gain, with pregnancy and puberty being the most common times for them to occur.

When the body goes through a spurt of growing faster on the inside than the skin on the outside can keep up with, the fibrous and elastic layers deep in the skin stretch and tear. The stretch marks which form in the area are actually scar tissue which forms to heal the tears.

Stretch marks may also appear as a result of certain diseases of hormonal imbalance, such as Cushing's syndrome, and as a side-effect of certain steroid medications, such as prednisone.

Deficiency of zinc has also been associated with the development of stretch marks.


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Postby Mandie » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:01 pm

What Nikki said :)

They only occur with rapid weight gain, NOT with weight loss. Rapid weight loss can cause the skin to sag, but it won't become discoloured.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:31 pm

in other words id never be able to post a bikini photo on this forum :shock: :shock:
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Postby MissFabulala » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:34 pm

Arrrgh, have the bio oil out and am giving that a shot. It's just bizarre! I have stretch marks from my teens - they are little silver lines around my thighs, upper arms. But these ones are the kind you would see on a pregnant woman - the brownish ones!

I've been losing less than 1kg usually about 0.5 kg a week! I really want to be able to wear a bikini when i reach goal...fingers crossed. Thanks for all the responses.

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Postby electrongirl » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:39 pm

they start off as a deep purple colour then go silver after a while. Mine are all silver now.
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:53 pm

Mine are blood red :cry:
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Postby Chelle » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:20 pm

Kate wrote
in other words id never be able to post a bikini photo on this forum


Neither could I, my stomach is horrible from pregency
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Postby MissFabulala » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:11 pm

It's so depressing!
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