Preparing for your appointment

If you seek treatment for stretch marks, prepare for your appointment by listing some basic questions to ask your doctor, including:

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

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?