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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 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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I have a third nipple about 4 inches below my normal left nipple it is small and really doesnt bother me but I also have webbing all the way up my two middle toes on the left side. I'm really healthy though and neither situation bothers me. The toes freak people out more than my extra nipple. Are these things related?





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Do they show up at birth or can they develop a little later?





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I have a question? how to genetic is the third nipple my husband has one his father has one his father's father has one my husband has three girls to buy me and one by an ex the Adicts her daughter came out with two extra fingers and my daughters came out normal so I'm wondering if that could be part of an abnormally can you please help me answer this question because it's starting to make me question if the baby is actually his considering it seems to be only males on his side that gets the abnormality please and thank you





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i have this problem but i have two formeded on both breasts but near the bottom, but their clearly visible and i just dont like it at all, but i havent been to a doctor about it.. what should i do?





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I have a third nipple since I was born I went to my doctor and they said it was a skin tag ? It has bothered me so much about my body I want to get rid of it why so I do?





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Help! There is a lump where my third nipple is and I when I press it it hurts like boobs do when they start growing. Does this mean it is growing?





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I think i've got one about 3-4 inches directly below my left nipple and it's never bothered me. Only ever had 1 person ask about it (he was a student nurse) and he found it more funny and interesting than disturbing. It's not something people seem to worry about and i'm still happy to get my shirt off.





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I have a nippie under both armpits and when I was pregnant it feels up with milk please help





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Don't worry if you do have a third nipple. It is very common found in 1 in 18 males and 1 in 50 women. It is probable that you know some people who do have an extra nipple but they just haven't told you. Kindafunny that your both keeping the same thing a secret. LOL





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