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Avoiding stretch marks during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor ..
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.
Doctor :   May i help you?
User :   How to avoid stretch marks during pergency and how can we cure them ?
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   28 yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Since how long you have it?
Doctor :   was it assctd with pregnancy?
User :   yes .. actually one of my collegue is 7 mnth pregnent now and she is having lot many stretch marks ..
Doctor :   were you overweight?
User :   no .. her weight is normal ..
Doctor :   ok
User :   approx 65 kg with 5'6" of height
Doctor :   how much weight did she gain?
User :   7 kgs
Doctor :   the most imp thing is to control the weight gain
Doctor :   some topical treatments such as tretinoin cream can help reduce stretch marks. These creams must be used ONLY after pregnancy however, because they can cause defects in your unborn baby.
User :   ok
Doctor :   topical treatments available should be used shortly after delivery, before they start to fade. The more time that passes between the delivery and use of cream, the less likely they are to be effective.
Doctor :   There are some newer treatments including laser treatments which will improve the skins elasticity and help reduce stretch marks.
User :   ok...does that mean we shld start immediately after delivery
Doctor :   Some women also consider plastic surgery after they are done having children
User :   but after how long we shld start aply post delivery...i mean in number of days
Doctor :   i mean it should be started after 1 -2 months post delivery
User :   k
Doctor :   now what she can do is to apply some moisturiser or some oils over abdomen
Doctor :   A tummy tuck can help hide some stretch marks and reduce sagging skin.
User :   she is applying it regulary..
Doctor :   cocoa butter is effective for some
Doctor :   ok that will do for her
Doctor :   some collagen injections are also there that you need to discuss with a cosmetologist ONLY AFTER DELIVERY
Doctor :   Hope you understood what i said?
User :   ok
Doctor :   thanks ....
User :   thanks dr
Doctor :   THANKS FOR CONSULTING..........
Doctor :   Bye for now...........
User :   byee
Doctor :   bye..
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