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Dec 20, 2017

What Do Your Stretch Marks Mean To You?

Tell us what you wish other people knew — and what isn't talked about enough — when it comes to stretch marks.

People get stretch marks for all kinds of reasons — and they come in all different shapes and sizes.

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Stretch marks are indented streaks that can appear on the skin. They will look different depending on your individual skin, how long you've had them, and where they are on your body. For most people, they become less noticeable over time.

If you have stretch marks, what do you want other people to know about them or what the marks mean to you?

Maybe your stretch marks symbolize something special that other people wouldn't know about if you didn't tell them.

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Or perhaps you just want to explain that literally anyone can get stretch marks, not just moms during pregnancy.

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There is no specific kind of person or body type that gets stretch marks.

Maybe you want people to know that stretch marks aren't something everyone wants to remove or hide.

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So tell us: what do you wish other people understood about stretch marks and what do they mean to you individually?

Share your thoughts (and pictures, if you'd like) in the dropbox below and your answer could appear in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post.