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Doctor insights on: Polymastia

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What are causes of polymastia?

What are causes of polymastia?

Extra Nipples: Extra breast tissue or supernumerary nipples are a hereditary, genetically driven phenomenon. It may arise from abnormal embryological migration of tissue, or failure of programmed cell apoptosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about polymastia?

Can you tell me about polymastia?

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. ...Read more

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Is polymastia something to beworry about?

Is polymastia something to beworry about?

No: There is not anything to worry about. Polymastia is having extra breast tissue or extra nipples. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having polymastia?

What are the symptoms of having polymastia?

Multiple breasts: Polymastia is a big word for having more than two breasts. If someone has this condition, they can had an extra breast anywhere from the armpit along a line through the normal breast, down into the groin. Not uncommonly men or women can have an extra, or supernumerary nipple, under the natural breast. It may look like a mole. Some women may not know they have accessory breast tissue until pregnanc. ...Read more

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Is polymastia hereditary? I had it though had the nipples removed at a young age. But will my baby likely have it?

Depends: The presence of supernumerary nipples likely has a genetic component for some and arise spontaneously in others. After your child is born an exam can be done to determine if the issue is present or not. ...Read more

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How come some people develop polymastia (more than two breast)?

How come some people develop polymastia (more than two breast)?

Evolution: This is probably a remnant of a dormant gene related to the evolution of our species, if you believe in that. Other mammals have the so called "milk line" and it also briefly appears in fetuses during the seventh week of development. It is a thickening if the skin that extends from the axilla (armpit) to the groin. Billets and breast tissue may appear anywhere along this line. ...Read more

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more

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I got pleups?

Do you mean polyps?: Regular follow up with primary care doctor! ...Read more

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