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Extra nipples

Most people have only two nipples, but about 1 in 50 people (both males and females) has more. These extra nipples are not as well formed as the main nipples, so you may have them without realizing what they are. Imagine a line drawn between the armpit and the inner thigh; the extra nipples are usually on this line.

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Monday, January 16th 2012

 

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Posted by Optional on 07/05/2014 at 03:41

One nipple small and one nipple big

Posted by Optional on 29/03/2014 at 09:00

i hv a 3rd nipple how can i hide it it so embarrishing

Posted by Shay ^O^ on 08/02/2012 at 02:47

@Belinda it might be breast cancer ask you dr. and if it is ask to get it removed before it becomes worse

Posted by Optional on 23/01/2012 at 05:53

My whole life I have always had large and not so round nipples, and when my breasts developed they were large too. Not quite fitting to my body size but that was fine as the large size breast runs in the family. My problem now is my nipples, Im pregnant with my second child and am wondering if I should breast feed or not. Ive looked around the internet at pictures of abnormal nipples and have found none matching mine, the nipple head almost looks like a number 6 and the other one looks like a 9? Weird?

Posted by Optional on 26/11/2011 at 05:01

When i was little my nipple got bigger and then separated.i have many little bumps dispersed and more of a ring shaped nipple.Why does this happen and there no info on the internet

Posted by Susanne on 09/11/2011 at 12:05

Hello. I have A very small nipple on top of my regular nipple. I have alot of sensation on my nipples. Also my boyfriend told me they taste like battery or some kind of iron or blood. Please help :( I'm very depressed about this situation.

Posted by shay on 06/08/2011 at 09:35

i noticed a week ago there was a bump like right be side my nipple like when i go to grab the bump its hard and in a circle could it be breast cancer or an extra niple or a ingrown zit but its a fair size to my real niple

Posted by Optional on 05/07/2011 at 01:08

I had a baseline mammogram at 35, since my maternal grandmother had breast cancer. The radiologist managed to get my extra nipple area (about an inch below my right breast) on film. The docs thought there was a slight risk that it might become cancerous some day, and I opted to have it removed. The surgery was no worse than having a mole removed. The scar is minimal, and I'm glad it's gone.

Posted by Nipple Cut on 14/05/2011 at 01:38

I Have A Cut On My Nipple And I Have No Idea How Or When It Happen It Sting's A LIL And I Feel Like Icing It What Should I Do ?

Posted by Optional on 10/04/2011 at 02:23

My left nipple has a small protruding nipple-let with a kinda loose skin. Before it was just very very small so I thought maybe that was nothing and normal. But recently I felt my left nipple really hurting and when I checked it a few days after, there it was... the little protruded thing grew with a loose skin like a blister. Can anyone help me PLEASEEEEEEEEE.

Posted by BELINDA on 31/01/2011 at 05:45

I HAVE TWO NIPPELS ON MY RIGHT SIDE AND IM VERY SCARD AND IT LOOKS LIKE I GOT A LITTLE ONE GROWING WHAT DOES IT MEAN!??

Posted by Optional on 29/01/2011 at 08:33

i have two bumps next to my nipple (on both sides) and they look like nipples that havent formed all of the way, ive had them ever sincei hit puberty not sure if this is normal or not.

Posted by johnny j on 12/09/2010 at 04:41

im 25 and i have a 3rd nipple below my right nipple about 2 inches. what do that mean

Posted by jean on 31/07/2010 at 03:12

i have a bump on the left side of my left nipple and it hurts! im scared because i dont no what it is and i hope its nothing serious!!

Posted by Optional on 21/07/2010 at 10:02

im 18 years old and i have an extra nipple under my right breast. its not painful or anything but id like to have it removed. what is the procedure like? also my right nipple does not protude out that much and is sort of flat has it got anything to with the extra nipple?

Posted by Deb on 20/07/2010 at 02:10

I have an inverted nipple and would like to know if there is anything that can be done about this. Thanks in advance

Posted by Optional on 27/06/2010 at 07:19

i hv an extra nipple on my right side breast......moreover my nipples r too short... on left side.. i hv plain nipple bt right side i hv two nipples .. n these r too short....plz give me solution... wat can i do... m vry frustraed.... my marriage will b in dec....

Posted by sho on 14/05/2010 at 02:05

Im 35 yrs old and i have extra nipple adjacent to my main nipple on the right side, pls let me know whether this is harmful or do i need to take any treatment.

Posted by Optional on 04/05/2010 at 09:24

I'm 18 and I have what looks like a small second nipple right next to my 'standard' nipple (about 4 cm to the right) on my right breast. It's like a small pinkish bump. Also, my right breast is significantly bigger than my left breast. Does this have anything to do with the extra nipple?

Posted by Optional on 28/03/2010 at 09:30

I'm 16 both my breast have 2 nipples of equal size.

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