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Third Nipple

A third nipple

A third nipple didn’t prevent Francisco Scaramanga from becoming the world’s top-paid assassin in the Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’…and why should it? After all, it’s not as uncommon as you may think. Around 1 in 18 people in the UK may have a third or ‘supernumerary nipple’ and the only real problem may be the social stigma attached to them. They’re often mistaken for moles, as they are not properly formed like normal nipples and can usually be found on an imaginary ‘milk line’ between the armpit and inner thigh. If you feel uncomfortable about yours, it’s probably best to speak to your GP to determine whether surgery is needed. However, Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg has decided against going under the knife to remove his extra teat, because he’s grown to love it. And to put all the rumours to bed about her third nipple, Lily Allen proudly flashed hers whilst hosting the Friday Night Project!

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I have something that appears to be a third nipple but I'm not really sure.. It's right next to my "normal" nipple- by other means it looks like I have two nipples on my left boop.. At first I thought it was a zit or something (lol) and it was sort of soar, but now it looks like my natural nipple and it's really annoying. At this point I don't really care, because it's not like a go and flash my boops everywhere, but it's kinda embarrassing too.. Any ideas what it might be except for a third nipple? It's not that soar anymore....





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I have my third nipple at left breast place overy left nipple same size there is no any pain it seem growth normally. .but im bothering because maybe it will be a cause of undiagnosed disease like breast cancer ...this nipple become large same with my nipple started during when I'm 12 yrears old...





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I think I might have a third nipple (based on where it is) but it could just be a mole (it's normally colourless but there's a definite nipply lump there albeit only the middle bit). I want to know how to tell for sure, but don't want to waste the GP's time with this fairly trivial matter. Are there any tests I can do? Or do I just wait until I have something more significant to go to the GP with and ask him then?





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I have a third nipple its very tiny like the one in the picture except mine has no hair cuz I'm female. Mine is under my left breast. I wonder if anyone has a full size third nipple. I wish I had another third nipple under my right breast to be even on both sides. I'd just rather have four than the three I have oh well. And since I have it anyways it would be cool if it was full size and I could nurse with it but than I would have four breast! And I don't want that.





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I have a third nipple it's at the side next to my right one and it's horrible my right boon is huge compared to my left cuz of it u can feel the seperate milk sections and it leaks milk when I'm pregnant it is just like I had a 3rd boob and the second and third were pushed into one it is so depressing





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I have a third nipple. When I was a teenager my mum explained to me that she had one and showed me ( I realise now that she did this to make me feel better because she knew I had one) I was oblivious to this tho and never noticed mine until after I had my first child, and even then I thought it was a mole. It wasn't until I finished breast feeding my third child that I actually realised what it was because it seemed to become more prominent ( I only have the nipple no areola) I have mixed feelings about it. Sometimes I don't care or my husband and I laugh about it, but other times I hate it and think about getting rid of it. I don't know depends on my mood I guess lol





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I'm 15, almost 16 and I'm so self conscious about my third nipple it's stopped me from getting into relationships or even close to boys, I would love to have it removed but I don't know where to go or who to ask





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I had mine cut off I was so self-conscious about it. Some people dont mind it and even embrace it. I'm glad I did it. I feel for all you.

I am 16 and for years I didn't know why my third nipple was so I asked my mum when I was really young, at this point she told me it was a birth mark because I was too young to understand thy a third nipple isn't that bad when I was around 12 I asked again and she told me. I am undecided whether or not I want to have it removed but its just on the line of where my bra sits so it isn't visible it just makes me different





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I have two extra nipples, and have always disliked them. They appear just out front of my armpits on each side, so strappy tops have always been a downer :(





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I have two extra ones too, mine are just below where my bra sits though so it isn't to bad. It's different having 4 nipples when everyone else I've read or know about say they only have the one extra one :/ but oh well!

I'm a guy and think I have an extra nipple. I don't know for sure but it looks like it I guess and is on the line. If I figure out for sure I am gonna be proud of it and show it off since it's something that would make me different, and I am proud to be different. So go out and be proud of the things that make you different!





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