Why are stretch marks so common?

I thought I was a rare case when I found out I had stretch marks around my hips and ass. But then being around here I discovered many many people have them.

Why is it so common?


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  • They're common because humans tend to get them and we are all human. It happens due to growth spurts, weight (fat or muscle) gain, pregnancy- anything that causes your skin to literally stretch. When the skin stretches relatively quickly, it doesn't have time to grow normally to make up the extra space, so it produces scar tissue.

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What Girls Said 8

  • Mother nature, I suppose? :I

    Eh, what can you do.

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  • cause people grow,and skin ''breaks''. just the way it is

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  • they just are. Just like pimples..

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  • I HATE THEM ...im 19 and I have been skinny all my life I weigh 115lbs and I have them my BUTT ... people say they can't see them when I'm in a bikini but I can. I'm so athletic too I go jogging every DAMN DAY but they are their. I really don't know why they are common.

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  • I don't know I guess people gain/lose weight rapidly

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  • Everyone goes their a growth spurt so I guess that's why

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  • I didn't even know people had them so much now I don't feel weird about it

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  • Growth spirts would be the main cause.. then simply gaining fat/weight too fast. Skin hasn't caught up!

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