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Treatment for stretch marks caused by steroids - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hi
User :   i wana know abt strech marks treatment
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   post pregnancy isit
User :   icaused due to stroids
User :   steroids
Doctor :   ok
User :   its spread all over the body
User :   it's very old
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status:
User :   so wht to dofor it
Doctor :   sure i till tel u
User :   age 23
User :   gender female
User :   occupation studying
Doctor :   could tel me the reason for taking steriods?
User :   protein loss
Doctor :   k
User :   tht is minimal stage nephrotic
User :   it was all of sudden
Doctor :   how long u have being taking steriods
User :   4yrs
Doctor :   k
User :   n now stoppd
Doctor :   ok
User :   bcoz din't find a result
User :   or cure
Doctor :   yep i know
User :   so wht do u think i have to do
User :   i have my marraige being fixed
Doctor :   ok
User :   plz suggest somthing
Doctor :   sure
User :   wht is way out
Doctor :   where is the strecth makes mostly
User :   on stomach and arms
Doctor :   Stretch marks are the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or weight gain and anabolic steroid use
User :   ok
Doctor :   Although the skin is fairly elastic, rapid stretching of the skin will leave permanent stretch marks. Stretch marks also referred to as striae distensae.
Doctor :   Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the resilient middle layer that helps the skin retain its shape
User :   ok
User :   is there cure for this
Doctor :   we have three treatment options
User :   how to go abt
User :   see it's very old marks
User :   which i ignored
Doctor :   topical retinoid therapy
Doctor :   chemical peels
User :   wht's tht
Doctor :   pulse dye laser therapy
Doctor :   i will explain
User :   marks r like not on surface
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i understand
User :   it's like deep inside
User :   than normal surface
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u see any doctor for this problem
User :   do u think it can resurface
User :   ya i did they were like nothing can be done
Doctor :   it needs physical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   ya they done before
User :   but i have really lost hope
User :   i have done evrything possible
Doctor :   plz have hope
User :   i don't know wht to do
Doctor :   we can help u in finding a dermatologist
User :   they said at last for plastic surgery
Doctor :   who would help u in over coming this problem
User :   ok
User :   wht wouls the cost b
Doctor :   u might need plastic surgeon for old and difficult to treat
Doctor :   ones
Doctor :   plastic surgery costs will be bit more
User :   ok
Doctor :   i dont know the cost
User :   but it will have permanent cure rite
Doctor :   varies from doctor to doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   they need to examine u and they will let u know the outcome
User :   ok
Doctor :   Could I confirm your contact details so that we can fix the appointment. Your identity will be kept completely confidential
User :   so wht do u think i need to do
Doctor :   see a plastic surgeon for the problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   he will tell u how to go about by
User :   is tht the only way out
Doctor :   yep
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done and say when done.
User :   which form
Doctor :   could u confirm ur details i sent u
Doctor :   feedback form
Doctor :   say when ur done
User :   ya it's done
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   where u stay in bangalore
User :   ganganagar
Doctor :   when u would like to have appointment
User :   anytime this weeknd
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   did u clarify ur doubts?
Doctor :   did i clarify ur doubts
User :   can u tell me surely if it can get cured
User :   won't ther b side effects
Doctor :   depends on ur conditions, surgeons expertise
User :   i seriously wana get rid of this
Doctor :   that surgeon will be the best person to explain u
User :   ok
Doctor :   sure he will help u out
User :   when would fix this appntment
User :   how would i know
Doctor :   One of our doctors will get back to you soon with all the relevant details.
User :   is it in blr
Doctor :   yep in bangalore itself
User :   location
Doctor :   one of doctors will call u up
User :   but i heard laser theraphy for strechmarks isn't there in banglore
Doctor :   location u can search on our home page
Doctor :   and let know
Doctor :   did u get it
User :   home page
User :   which one
Doctor :   u can search for the doctor ur looking for and area in which u want
Doctor :   did u get
User :   ok
User :   thx
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   it ask for doctor name
Doctor :   anything else i can help u with
Doctor :   u can give the speicality
Doctor :   plastic surgery
Doctor :   u get doctors name
Doctor :   near RT nagar
Doctor :   did u get
User :   ya but plastic surgery isn't ther
User :   only dermatolagist
Doctor :   in speciality
Doctor :   u get
Doctor :   cosmetic or plastic surgery
Doctor :   ok fine
Doctor :   one of our doctors will call u and help u out with that
Doctor :   ok
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