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Stretch Marks Risk Factors  

Sex and race may increase the risk for stretch marks. Women are more diagnosed with the condition than men are. In addition, it is found a higher stretch marks cases in white women than in Asian and Black women. In general, you are at higher risk to have stretch marks if you are:   

  • being female 
  • being pregnant 
  • rapidly gaining or losing weight 
  • using corticosteroid medication 
  • being overweight or obese 
  • Carrying larger babies – this causes your abdomen to stretch more. 


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