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Why Do I Have Stretch Marks?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I have stretch marks in certain areas on my body, like around the hips. They're very light but they're annoying. I'm not fat or anything, so what are these things?

Samantha

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Dear Samantha,

The good news is, you are not the only girl who is experiencing stretch marks. During puberty, many girls get them on their breasts, on their hips and thighs, and even on their buttocks. The marks appear because you are growing so fast that your skin can't keep up with the changes in your body, and has to stretch to accommodate the increase in size.

The bad news is that there really isn't anything you can do to make them go away. What will happen over time is that they will begin to fade and eventually you will hardly see them. No creams, etc., can make them go away! You can also use body makeup to try to camouflage the lines if they show through your clothing.

Good luck in the future!

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clmay27
clmay27
Posted January 21, 2013
I have stretch marks and I am so happy I am not the only one. The are all over but sometimes I am scared to wear a bathing suit because I don't want anyone to think I'm fat.:( I'm sad, stupid stretch marks
catlover1214
catlover1214
Posted August 20, 2012
I have stretch marks on my thighs
beliberfansmile
beliberfansmile
Posted April 23, 2012
i have stretch marks on my thighs. it feels so wierd, but i did start my period at a young age so thts probably y i have it
Mrs.Mallow
Mrs.Mallow
Posted July 23, 2012
i got stretch marks on my hips, thighs, and boobs, i hate them but i guess thats what you get when you go from a B cup to a DD cup in a matter of a month (naturally i might add);)
Princess B.P
Princess B.P
Posted June 11, 2012
I had one since I was little!! Is that the same thing!?
miyawade!
miyawade!
Posted April 14, 2012
its wierd
Mandi@Christluver
Mandi@Christluver
Posted August 17, 2011
I have stretch marks and I really dislike them. I'm short in height but in under 3 months..I grew about 2 inches...and idk y but thats obviously too much for skin to handle?!! :/
Snipsnap
Snipsnap
Posted July 06, 2011
I have stretch marks on my hips and i thought it was just me ... But i know that im not the only one!!! Thank god its normal!!! I thouht i was getting fatter! Haha
Jillian345
Jillian345
Posted July 08, 2011
SAME HERE I HAVE STRETCH MARKS IM SO GLAD IM NOT THE ONLY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mz.royality
mz.royality
Posted January 05, 2012
i have stretch marks on my butt but my grandma has them and my mom so i got it from her but i love my body and my stretch marks! I think we should embrace them instead of hate them! anyone agree
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