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What causes swollen stretch marks on the back?

Hi Doctor. I discovered some stretch marks beside my right arm towards my back, accompanied with a swelling. I was given a cream to reduce the appearance of the stretch marks, but the swelling and stretch marks are still there. What do you suggest I do, I saw a Dermatologist
Tue, 3 Jan 2017
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Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Stretch marks can not be easily treated in a short time. You need to apply anti stretch marks ointment for a very long duration, or other complicated surgical methods are to be taken. It is not advisable unless and until those marks are cosmetically unbearable.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Suhas Chauhan

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