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Stretch Marks (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

It is not necessary to seek medical care for stretch marks when they occur around puberty or pregnancy. The development of stretch marks is normal at these times. However, if stretch marks occur spontaneously without any relationship to life events, they may indicate the onset of another disease state, such as Cushing disease. In this case, it would be worthwhile to consult a physician who may recommend an assessment by an endocrinologist.

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