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stretch marks from sitting, please read!

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  • Posted By: niceguy
  • August 16, 2008
  • 04:31 AM

I and my identical twin brother have an unidentifeid skin disorder. After the age of 16, we are extremely prone to stretch marks. Before 16, we lifted weights and did not get stretch marks. From 16 on, lifting weights, slight weight gain, and bam a stretch mark. Recently it has gotten much worse. I have noticed (28 male, normal weight, normal tension) I have stretch marks on my dorsal, superior thighs just from sitting! It hurts to sit for medium periods of time because of my skin. Also all of my skin looks extremely old for my age. I have wrinkles on my wrist, neck, knees, and mid arm. I even have two wrinkles along my stomach. I also have rosacea which I think has been caused by skin weakness. I have been to a geneticist and she said I have something that has not been identified and did not offer any diagnostic testing. I also have folliculitis, blackheads all over my nose, and backacne all of which I don't know if its related. It's freaken hard to deal with all this. I never had these things when I was younger. It has all gotten extremely worse in the past two months and there's nothing I can about it. Piece of **** dermatologist claims I am "normal". I have gotten on antiboitics for the folliculitis (which I have had for months!!!) and tretonion for the backacne. I was wondering if anyone could help figure out what is wrong with my skin (sensitivity to stretch marks). Anyone know of a company that does skin fibroblast diagnostic testing? Advice? I have a ton of blood/hormone/saliva tests and so far I have only noticed that I have high dhea (normal dhea-s)(normal testosterone). Apparently there is no disease of high dhea and normal cortisol in men. Maybe I am wrong?

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