Why do I have stretch marks on my knees and waist even though I never gained or lose weight?
Hello, I am 16 years old female. My bodyweight is constant from last year which is 50 kg. I didn’t gain weight or lose weight in the last year but I still have stretch marks on my waist, knees, and a few on my breast. I am worried. I heard people get stretch marks only when they gain or lose weight or it is during pregnancy. Is there anything wrong with me? Why do I have stretch marks on my knees and waist even though I never gained or lose weight?
@lizzy Hello, stretch marks are caused when your skin is stretched farther than it’s used to in a short period of time -- during pregnancy or a childhood growth spurt. Those damaged areas make long, thin scars called stretch marks. They can show up as pink, red, or purple streaks. There are many reasons other than weight gain like you can get stretch marks by use of certain medication- Some drugs can cause weight gain, swelling, bloating, or other physical changes that stretch your skin and lead to stretch marks. Hormones (like birth control pills) and corticosteroids (which ease inflamed areas of your body) are two that can do this. If you take a medication and are concerned about stretch marks, talk to your doctor about things you can do about them. No need to worry about them it is common to get stretch marks. Thanks.