A 46-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me about polymastia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Supernumerary breast: Supernumerary breasts are also known as accessory breasts, polymastia and multiple breast syndrome. The individual has 3 or more breasts which may or may not have areolae or nipples.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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