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Your Bands / Stripes / Lines on the Stomach May Also be Known as:
Lines on abdomen
Lines on belly
Lines on gut
Lines on stomach
Lines on tummy
Stretch marks on abdomen
Stretch marks on belly
Stretch marks on gut
Stretch marks on stomach
Stretch marks on tummy

Top 4 Bands / Stripes / Lines on the Stomach Causes

  1. 1.Marfan Syndrome

    Marfan syndrome is a disorder that affects connective tissue and causes affected individuals to become very tall, thin and loose jointed. Connective tissues are proteins that support skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options for managing symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    long arms, crowded teeth, chest sticking out at the sternum, abnormal jaw position, long thin face
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Cushing Syndrome

    Cushing Syndrome is a hormonal disorder. The cause is long-term exposure to too much cortisol, a hormone that the adrenal gland makes. Sometimes, taking synthetic hormone medicine like corticosteroids to treat an inflammatory disease leads to Cushing's syndrome.

    Your treatment will depend on why your have too much cortisol. If it is because you have been taking synthetic hormones, a lower dose may control your symptoms. If the cause is a tumor, surgery and other therapies may be needed, so a doctor's consultation in the near future is best.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, headache, weight gain, back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma

    Adrenocortical carcinoma is an aggressive cancer of the adrenal glands. The cancer has often invaded nearby tissues or metastasized to distant organs at the time of diagnosis, and the overall 5-year survival rate is only 20-35%.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Surgical excision is curative; however, a large percentage of patients are not surgical candidates.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, loss of appetite, weight gain, irritability
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Adrenal Cortical Adenoma

    This is a benign non-cancerous growth (tumor) of the outside layer of the adrenal gland, called the adrenal cortex. An adenoma can secrete high levels of hormones cortisol, aldosterone, and estrogens or androgens. This can cause a variety of symptoms such as weight gain, easy bruising, and emotional changes (irritability, restlessness, depression).

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a specialist. This condition is treated with surgery and medication to control symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, depressed mood, side pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Bands / Stripes / Lines on the Stomach

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you lost your appetite recently?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?

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Bands / Stripes / Lines on the Stomach Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced bands/stripes/lines on the stomach have also experienced:

    • 8% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 5% Pain in the Lower Left Abdomen
    • 5% Abdominal Cramps (Stomach Cramps)
  • People who have experienced bands/stripes/lines on the stomach were most often matched with:

    • 11% Marfan Syndrome
    • 11% Cushing Syndrome

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