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Help. Embarrassing for me.

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  • Posted By: Subfreakmt
  • July 30, 2013
  • 00:40 AM

Okay, new to this website. So here goes

A little background. I'm in the military. I 23 I'm not over weight I weigh 180 and I'm 6 11. I very active but I don't ru n a lot maybe like 3-6 miles a week.

As long as I could remember I've had these stretch mark looking things on both inner thighs near my crotch. I haven't paid them no mind because they generally didn't bother me. Well today I was drying myself off in the mirror and I noticed that in fact one of them had torn open. Now it's a small tear compared to the entire stretch mArk. Maybe like 1/2 in long. But it's concerning because no blood came out and it doesn't hurt or anything.

What I'm concerned about is. What are these stretch marks? Why are they there? I assumed they were there because I was active and it was just the skin rubbing together. When I touch the stretch marks you can clearly feel how thin the skin is and it kinda indents into my leg. I haven't been scared about this stuff until now and I'm worried that I may have waited too long.

Should I go see the doctor? I realize its hard to diagnose something via a forum. But can anyone please point me in the right direction? I don't want to embarrass myself and go to the doctor if I don't have to.

I appreciate any and all feedback please.

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  • Stretch marks are usually caused by rapid weight gain/loss whether it be pregnancy or putting on mass from body building, your skin can't keep up with the changes and tears resulting in these small tears. You don't have to be overweight, you could just be putting on too much mass which seems possible since you're in the military and probably on some sort of strict workout regimen. Stretch marks can be reduced in size and faded with the right treatments, you should consider something like aloe vera or cocoa butter as a preventative measure and do research for something that will fade it.However, if this thing does start to hurt or you're really concerned then you should probably just see a doctor. I'm just letting you know what I know about stretch mark prevention, I've never had to treat it myself but it's not uncommon to see it at the gym.
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