Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Skin Forum

best way to get rid of the stretch marks?

User Profile
Birth control gave me stretch marks. I gained 10 pounds in a month and all in my butt and hips. Since the weight gain was so rapid I now have stretch marks. Could this be from water or fat? I have an extremely fast metabolism so I am having a hard time believing it is fat...Also what is the best way to get rid of the stretch marks?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied July 6th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A24748
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The hormonal content of birth control pills can affect the body fat distribution giving you a more ‘womanly shape’. You can consider using ointments to lighten the stretch marks and go ahead with consulting a dermatologist to see if these can be helped. Weight gain is also a common side effect of the birth control pills. You can also consider stopping with these pills and request for alternate ones (with different dosage) to help you.
Take care.

Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
Acne is a common skin condition - but what types of acne can a person have? Start learning about acne here....
Does chocolate or greasy food cause acne? Learn the difference between fact and who is at risk for getting acne?...
Severity of acne and symptoms vary by individual. Learn the difference between mild and sever acne here...and when you should seek medical help for acne....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Skin , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.