Painful stretch marks on stomach

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Painful stretch marks

Writing since , Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College. A woman's body goes through many challenges during pregnancy: sore breasts, hemorrhoids and, of course, stretch marks. When skin stretches beyond traditional boundaries, tears form in the derma and streaks appear across the surface.

Stretch marks typically appear as bands of parallel lines on your skin. These lines are a different color and texture than your normal skin, and they range from purple to bright pink to light gray. When you touch stretch marks with your fingers, you might feel a slight ridge or indentation on your skin. Sometimes, stretch marks feel itchy or sore. These lines commonly appear during or after pregnancy or after a sudden change in your weight. They also tend to occur in adolescents who are rapidly growing.

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks, medically known as striae, reveal themselves in the form of parallel stripes and or lines. They are usually red or purple in color and are caused by rapid growth, such as in pregnancy, puberty and obesity. Common locations for stretch marks are the abdomen, breasts, hips, thighs and buttocks. A painful burning or itching sensation often accompanies the stretching of the skin. Scratching can cause the marks to break open and increase pain.


  1. Sheila M. says:


  2. Keira D. says:

    Sometimes, stretch marks feel itchy or sore. anywhere, but they're most common on your stomach, breasts, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks.

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