I have stretch marks across the middle of my back. What does this mean?

I have 5 stretch marks across the middle of my back, they all aline horizontally underneath each other. I first got about 3 of them when I was 14, and since then I have gained 2 more, I am now 17. I have stretch marks across my waiste and such, but this is normal for a woman of her teens. What does this mean?Stretch marks or striae (singular stria), as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, which over time may diminish, but will not disappear completely.

Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building, hormone replacement therapy for transsexuals, etc.[1] Medical terminology for these kinds of markings includes striae atrophicae, vergetures, stria distensae, striae cutis distensae, striae gravidarum (in cases where it is caused by pregnancy), lineae atrophicae, linea albicante, or simply striae.

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