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Striae Gravidarum: Symptoms and Treatment

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Striae Gravidarum is commonly called stretch marks that occur in pregnant women.

It occurs in 90% of all pregnant women.[1]

1. It occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy
2. Might require laser surgery if treatments don’t work

Striae gravidarum occurs primarily because of the stretching of the skin combined with hormonal changes. This can lead to psychological and emotional distress for many women. It occurs mostly in younger women, mothers carrying heavy infants, and in obese or overweight women.

Symptoms

People may experience:
- Pink, red, blue or purple streaks
- Indented streaks or lines in the skin
- Streaks on abdomen, breasts, hips, upper arms or thighs

Treatment

Self-care:
Various ointments or creams with cocoa butter, vitamin E or glycolic acid that treat stretch marks are available in the market. Apart from them, some stretch marks may fade without requiring any therapy.

Light and Laser Therapy:
Your doctor might use any laser therapy to stimulate the growth of elastin or collagen in your skin if need be.

Specialists:
Consult a doctor if the symptoms are evident and the condition worsens. At mfine, we provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans for all health concerns under a team of qualified doctors.

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Dr. Prakash Kini

Dr. Prakash Kini

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Dr. K Swarajya Lakshmi

Dr. K Swarajya Lakshmi

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Dr. Rani Nandakumar

Dr. Rani Nandakumar

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Cloudnine Hospital - Chennai

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Dr. Vidya Desai Mohan

Dr. Vidya Desai Mohan

MD, DGO, MAMS

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Bangalore

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Dr. Gohar Shahean

Dr. Gohar Shahean

MD (OBG), DGO

39+ years exp

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Primecare Hospital

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