Top
10
Doctor insights on: Supernumerary Nipple

Share
1

1
Is supernumerary nipple genetic or random? How common is it?

Is supernumerary nipple genetic or random? How common is it?

Common: 1/18 males and 1/50 females is the reported incidence. Familial forms exist although rare. Most seems random. There is an association between "triple nipple" and urogenital abnormalities so that it is reasonable to examine and consider studies. ...Read more

Third Nipple (Definition)

Third (supernumerary) nipples are fairly common, and are found in men and women. They are generally not related to other medical conditions. The extra nipples usually occur below the normal nipples and tend to be small and not well formed. The nipples are along the two vertical "milk lines", which start in the armpit on each side, run down through the normal nipples and ...Read more


2

2
I notice an accessory nipple in my 7 day baby boy. Need help to understand what could be the possible reason and will it create any issue in future?

I notice an accessory nipple in my 7 day baby boy. Need help to understand what could be the possible reason and will it create any issue in future?

NO: It is not uncommon to see accessory nipple(s) along the milk line extending from umbilicus to normal nipple in both boys and girls , embryological vestigial structures . Don't worry as they grow barely visible ...Read more

6

6
I checked under my t shirt one day and there was a third nipple that grew in between my breasts!! like it just popped up and I'm real concerned?

Dermatological Eval: Recommend dermatological evaluation to determine if this is polymastia or if what appears to be a third nipple is a different type of lesion. ...Read more

8

8
How does the physical appearance of montgomery gland and a third nipple differ?

Simple bumps: The Montgomery glands or tubercles surround the nipples in the pigmented area or areola. A third nipple will be in the "milk line" on the chest or even abdomen. These accessory nipples can be found usually below the primary nipples. The accessary nipples are usually smaller than the primary nipples whereas the Mongom. glands are very simple bumps. ...Read more

9

9
Can I have a surgery for removing a third nipple if i recently started taking Accutane 20mg?

Accutane issues: I recommend patients stop Accutane 3 months prior to surgery or skin resurfacing procedures. Accutane can substantially alter good scar formation. ...Read more

10

10
What are the steps the doctor uses to remove a third nipple about a centimeter wide? I can't find anything about the procedure on the internet.

Surgeon: You should consult with a plastic surgeon. He or she will be better suited to explain the surgery. It should be a relatively simple procedure. Take care! ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more