Long, Scar-like Marks Near Groin

Long, Scar-like Marks Near Groin

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jjohnson

Cupertino, CA

#1 Mar 18, 2007
I'm a 17 year old male, and for about a year and a half now, i've had a long, scar-like mark that extended from the base of my genitals and into my inner thigh. It was very similiar to a scar, as the skin there was much thinner. However, it has small, evenly spaced lines which run horizontal to the mark. I'm not sure if these are veins or what, though.

Anyway, the mark has gotten considerabelly longer, and is now 3 inches. The tip of it is dark red. I think it's because i've been itching it, although I haven't been conscious of that until just tonight. There's also another small mark which has appeared a bit below it, although this one is only about as long as my pinky fingernail.

Here's an image of the larger one, although the quality is very poor: http://img.Photobucket.Com /albums/v141/dwimages/mark.Jpg

anyway, does anyone have any clue of what this could be? I wasn't too worried about it until it started itching, and another one appeared.
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jjohnson

Menlo Park, CA

#2 Mar 30, 2007
Anyone have an idea of what this is? various areas on the same leg are starting to itch now, and I'm getting worried.
leah

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Aug 28, 2007
jjohnson wrote:
I'm a 17 year old male, and for about a year and a half now, i've had a long, scar-like mark that extended from the base of my genitals and into my inner thigh. It was very similiar to a scar, as the skin there was much thinner. However, it has small, evenly spaced lines which run horizontal to the mark. I'm not sure if these are veins or what, though.
Anyway, the mark has gotten considerabelly longer, and is now 3 inches. The tip of it is dark red. I think it's because i've been itching it, although I haven't been conscious of that until just tonight. There's also another small mark which has appeared a bit below it, although this one is only about as long as my pinky fingernail.
Here's an image of the larger one, although the quality is very poor: http://img.Photobucket.Com /albums/v141/dwimages/mark.Jpg
anyway, does anyone have any clue of what this could be? I wasn't too worried about it until it started itching, and another one appeared.
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I think they sound like stretch marks
Alex

Duluth, GA

#4 Sep 22, 2007
I Have the sem problem (sounds the exact same)...and have no idea at all. had for a while too. Looks worse then it feels and the skin is very thin as if it feels like there is no tissue below it. You ever figure out what it was?
Rocky

River Falls, WI

#5 Nov 29, 2007
Not to scare you, but get it checked, that can be a warning sign of skin cancer.
Edy

Utica, NY

#6 Feb 18, 2008
stretch mark man.. do you work out?
Richard Massey

Newquay, UK

#7 Mar 15, 2008
I have exactly the same thing on both sides and they do seem like stretch marks. i used to played a lot of football and stretch off before and after games maybe this is a result of that, although not sure, ive not had them checked out but just do it to put your mind at ease if your worried.
knowhow

Sharpsburg, GA

#8 Oct 12, 2008
Same problem here, I'm 17. I swear I wish I knew. Ive had it for like a year and no "problem" from them, but its a curious little thing that I would like to know what is going on.
spanner

Cremorne, Australia

#9 Oct 16, 2008
I've got the same thing. I'm 22 and they appeared about a year ago. I've got a fair few now. I've done some research and come to the conclusion that they are varcosis (sp?) veins.
Nothing to worry about
worma

Perth, Australia

#10 Jan 29, 2009
i have the same thing and for a year or so too i never worried about it until now
and all i have come to is stretch marks especially if you were always a fit and now your growing its the softest skin so it stretches there
i would still like to get it checked but
sporty

Penguin, Australia

#11 Apr 21, 2009
ive got a similar thing, inner thigh, linear stretch marks. played a lot of sport when i was younger. now 22 and they haven't changed much. had them for 4 or so years. its called stria distensae (medical name), as from internet research. nothing can be done, apparently vitamin E cream can help reduce it.
lol

Biddeford, ME

#12 May 11, 2009
Me tto
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Biddeford, ME

#13 May 11, 2009
I am a girl, age 14 but I have then on my inner thigh. I am also very athletic. Does anyone know anything that can help?

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spo

Hounslow, UK

#14 May 28, 2009
I have the same thing-has anyone figured out how to get rid of them? Mine seem to be getting bigger.
JBW

Plano, TX

#15 Jul 5, 2009
I've had mine for probably 20 +/- years. I played a lot of sports (track, football, soccer, etc.) and had a really bad groin strain that I like to say caused the stretch marks, but I can't remember for sure if they started around the same time. Anyway, at this point (I am now 35 years old) I've come to grips with the fact that they probably won't ever go away...

If anybody has any ideas like the Vitamin E cream, let us know.
sparts

Londonderry, NH

#16 Aug 17, 2009
ok i have the same exact problem and im 17. i have done my research and here is the best solution i have found.

http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/health/how-...
trey

Forest, VA

#17 Oct 5, 2009
i have the same thing
i didnt notice them until recently and at first i thought it was an std

but after researchin it ive found somtin similar in most stories, athletics

and i run xc and track so im sure its stretch marks
Tom

Seaford, UK

#18 Oct 30, 2009
got this recently and they have got slowly a little bit bigger, they dont bother me at all just look a bit weird, i play alot of sport aswell, thanx for putting my mind at rest!
sup

Nottingham, UK

#19 Dec 14, 2009
i used 2 do a lot of martial arts and football, i really noticed them after i stopped doing all this exercise. I am starting up again though cos i want 2 be fit, they feel thin and they look like stretch marks- on my inner thigh
WHAT could it be

United States

#20 Jan 10, 2010
does any also have a sour smell to go along with the marks

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