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Third Nipple

A third nipple

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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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Well I have a third nipple on my right breast causing its to be bigger then my left, and bras are not hard to get, but they don't always fit they will dig in my side, and the nipple I think is a fully developed nipple, with hair around iandnd basically looks like my other nipples





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i have a spot on the skin around my nipple but it hasnt been there since birth and its more red than a nipple, it also hurts when you touch it. is this just a spot and should i get it checked?? (girl)





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I'm 16 and I have a third nipple, with extra skin, so it's like a smaller breast under my right boob, it makes me feel so self conscious and I don't know where to go to get it removed or looked at for advice, it's stopped me in relationships with boys as I feel different and they will make fun of me. It can be painful if pushed or something.





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Hiii i have third nipple on my left side. My third nipple size same as normal nipple. I am male





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My daughter has an extra nipple each side about 2 inches below her breasts is this normal too or should I have a doctor check it out?





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I'm 13 and has had a third nipples since birth but when I was younger I thought it was a mole but now have realized it is not . But it has become a bit more developed in the past 3 or so years and I'm worried it will just keep getting bigger, so ya if anyone knows about the evolution of third nipples that would be helpful, thank you.





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I'm 17 years old and have a third nipple and I was born with it. Its making me feel so self conscious about my body. But in the last 3 years a mole has appeared on the side of it so I'm not sure if I am able to get it removed because of that. How old do I have to be to get it removed and how much would it be?





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I have a thrid nipple but it bothers me even though its not visable even if I was topless because it's hidden by my breast but I do get annoyed and upset about it even to the point I don't like taking my top off even for a bath but I can't speak to my partner about it because I already worry about my self-esteem as it is.





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I have a third nipple and was just wondering about how common they were.





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I have a bump that looks exactly like a third nipple but I wasn't born with it. It doesn't hurt and it has never caused me problems, it's been there for about two years now. Is it possible to develop them later in life?





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