Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Here's some information to help you prepare for your appointment.

What you can do

Jotting down a list of questions will help you make the most of your appointment time. List your questions from most important to least important. For stretch marks, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:

  • What is likely causing my stretch marks?
  • Other than the most likely cause, what are other possible causes for my symptoms?
  • What is the best course of action?
  • What are my treatment options and the pros and cons for each?
  • What results can I expect?

Don't hesitate to ask questions at any time during your appointment.

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor is likely to ask you several questions, such as:

  • When did you first notice the stretch marks?
  • Do you have other symptoms?
  • What medications are you taking?
  • Do you regularly use cortisone skin creams?
Jan. 10, 2013