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How Can I Get Rid Of Stretch Marks On Legs?

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Dear BG Experts,

I have been a gymnast since I was 11. I wasn't very flexible when I started gymnastics, so I have stretch marks on my upper thighs and on my bikini line. I am too embarrassed to wear a bathing suit or a leotard, so I have stopped practicing. How can I get rid of the stretch marks so that I can do gymnastics again?

 

Thanx,

Hannah

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Dear Hannah,

Stretch marks (striae) are stripes or lines that appear when skin stretches rapidly. This can happen when someone grows or develops very quickly (during puberty), gains weight in a short amount of time, or becomes pregnant. Stretch marks are very common. The lines start out as purple or reddish and eventually fade to a silvery color. The texture of the lines feels different than the rest of the skin in the area. While there are creams and products that say they can prevent or repair stretch marks, we do not know of any that work for sure. If stretch marks are bothering you, talk to a dermatologist (skin doctor). He/she may be able to help. If you notice stretch marks appearing for no particular reasonnot related to any sort of rapid growth or changes in your body s shape or sizeask your health care provider about them.

 

Hope this is helpful,

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Queenb....
Queenb....
Posted September 07, 2014
I have that on my legs and other places AWAKENED
Luv_Hen101
Luv_Hen101
Posted October 09, 2012
Hi my name is Jatara and I have stretch marks on my belly and I don't wear swim suit any more because when I am on my period I have weird food tastes like I want chips and noddles in the same bowl and one more thing is that normal
live2tap
live2tap
Posted September 10, 2012
i have done tumbling and dance since i was 4 and have stretch marks because when i turned ten they over stretched me!like seriously i felt like the blue berry girl in charlie and the chocolate factory!i still have stretch marks from it!
SAMADHIZENDEJAS!!!
SAMADHIZENDEJAS!!!
Posted May 26, 2012
uggh irritating marks i have some in my thights too very horrible lukily there disapearing
dreamergal15
dreamergal15
Posted February 26, 2012
right now,I only know of stretch marks on my thighs....had them for like 2 years now :/
zebraluver
zebraluver
Posted March 08, 2012
well i have stretch marks on my breast because they grew so fast in a short amount of time! I feel really self conscious about this.
july777
july777
Posted October 09, 2011
I have them in the same place as you, on my upper thighs, as well as on my bottom, and hips too.
sweetheart23
sweetheart23
Posted August 18, 2011
i really happy i read this cuz i had just found out that i had stretch marks on my legs and now when i read this i felt like i wasn't the only one with the marks on my thighs.
ypypop
ypypop
Posted November 25, 2011
i have strech marks too and they get really annoying especially on your thighs
DreamCatcher1912
DreamCatcher1912
Posted November 03, 2011
Yeap!WE all have stretch marks in places not wanted.Heres a tip to help heal those lines.Take 2tbs of white sugar,2tbs of lemon juice,3tbs of whole milk.Mix all the things listed into a bole and rubb on to the area.GOT IT FROM DR. OZ!!I LOVE HIM!LOL!
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