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    Third Nipple

    A supernumerary nipple (also known as a third nipple) is an additional nipple occurring in mammals including humans. Read more →

    I think I have 1 inverted nipple, and 1 normal one. The inverted nipple isn't fully inverted, it is inverted in the middle part of the nipple. It does come out if I keep touching it ( it becomes hard ) and the whole nipple could be seen, sometimes, with a tiny small folding. The other nipple seems at all fine. The "inverted" nipple is always inverted, as long as I remember. May I ask, is this "shy", " inverted " nipples? Or another thing?





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    One of my nipples is like more down and a weirder shape to the other its scary and weird the others perfectly fine but my left is totally odd its embarrassing is this normal I'm only 14 ://

    I have exactly the same!! I'm trying to find out what it is but can never find anything related to it!! It makes me so uncomfortable and I still hate to get my boobs out in front of my boyfriend!! Hopefully your question will help me out too!!

    Hi, i am 18 years old and have had a sore itchy nipple for a few months now. When i have itched the nipple it has split and bled slightly. Now my nipple always seems to have discharge on the top of it, or it seems really dry. I have tried moisturising it, but it doesn't stop the itching and discharge. My breast has also become very sore now, as if it is bruised and it feels very tender when i touch the nipple. Should i go and see my GP?





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    Hi I am 21 and have also been suffering from a sore itchy nipple too. My right one seems to have dry skin all around the nipple and i have also tried to keep it well moisturised. Really dont want to go to my GP as only have a male GP in the surgery i go to and i feel way too uncomfortable.

    I'm not sure if I have a third nipple. It's on my lower abdomen diagonally below my bell button and it's pink almost exactly like my nipples on my breasts. It looks kind of like it has a small areola and a tiny nipple inside it but I'm not sure. Could this be a third nipple?





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    I have weird spots around my nipple and sometimes I notice that my nipple is not vissable. I'm 13 and I am 34A, what shall I do? Or is it normal for you not to see the nipple?!





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    Hi I'm 17 and one of my nipples looks inverted and has been this way for as long as I can remember, however I don't think it is an inverted nipple as it is like a cut in my nipple. My nipple can become erect but is sore and sometimes has white gunk. I am very embarrassed about this.





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    can anyone help? i have found a lump in my breast and its hard as a rock, its very close to my nipple area and when i get an nipple erection e.g when its cold or after shower the breasts nipple with the lump on it does change you can say it kinda sinks in a little bit, also that one breast leaks clear/whitey liquid and also the breat colour has changed and size.. please anyone im scared thank you





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    you may wanna go to the doctor. My friend had the same symptoms and she was diagonosed with breast cancer. It could also just be an infection but its better to be safe than sorry.

    I'm 20 years old and both of my nipples are inverted. my right nipple is usually out but becomes inverted sometimes while my left is usually inverted and comes out if it's stimulated enough. I also have discharge that's white from both of my nipples but it's very little and does not smell. And I have white bumps on both of my nipples they sort of seem like zits because I can pop them but I'm not sure what they are. I also accidentally cut the tip of my left nipple 2 years ago so now the skin on the tip of that nipple is lighter than the one on my right nipple. I have embarrassing nipples and need help. Any advice?





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    I'm 16 and my vitiligo first showed on my nipple a few years ago. The edge of the nipple doesn't really raise when erect so it's completed covered half of my nipple. I noticed when on holiday that it's spread to my back and stomach in patchy dots (Although I don't stay out in the sun much abroad, stay covered up when out and also apply a high spf lotion too). I know there is no cure - i've tried prescribed creams and I've also got skin camouflage make up from the Red Cross, alongside I've tried fake tanning on the area's but never works...BUT my question is, does the melanin ever "come back" to the pigment? Also, can you (skin) graft on the nipple? Because i'm really insecure about it and would love to have that done if possible. Thank you!





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    I have the exact same problem, I'm eighteen and have had it there all of my life, the rest of my body doesn't bother me but I'm so self conscious about my nipple and I'd love to know if I could get a skin graft or tattoo over it? Would be interested in hearing back from you if you do find a way?

    my mums nipple started crusting over.now her nipple looks inverted. she is 78yrs old.should i get her checked out straight away?





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    just underneath my left nipple is painful and also my nipple , it doesnt hurt anywere else , please cud u help . i am 51 years old .





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    You might need to get checked out for breast cancer. If you have lumps or pain around your nipples, or even up above that, you should definitely get it checked out before you wait any longer.

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    I'm worried that I have a third nipple too. It wasn't made clear to me whether a third nipple could grow onto an existing nipple. I have 2 as normal and then when I woke up this morning I found a spot/pimple next to my right nipple, on the bit surrounding it. It looks slightly similar as the end is sort of the same and when I push down on it, it feels the same as when you push down on a nipple. Does anyone know what it could be?





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    Could it be a blocked duct, I don't think a third nipple would grow but if it's on your areola that could be what it is; sometimes you can squeze them in a warm bath and they will excrete and usually go away.

    I have th same thing , a little spot that looks like a small nipple on the areola (the area surrounding the nipple) it hasent Alleays been there and I'm really worried about it :O I think it might just be a clogged gland because you don't randomly grow third nipples :)

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    Hi there, just wondering how bad ur nipple was & did they take nipple of when u got ur boob job done? I looked at getting boob job done as I went from a c to a cup but he said that I would have to get the nipple taken of so they do a procedure which he deceived as pushing my nipple out & tying knot at bottom then putting it back on but I'd have scar under chest grinning job & scar around the nipple. I seen ma friend scar around her nipple when she got a boob lift & it was a ghastly sight.

    im 27 and I have 1 inverted nipple. I have 2 children and both pregnancies my nipple never came out and I was unable to breastfeed off that side both times as baby couldn't latch on which resulted in a breast abcess. ive tried using nipple shields and suction cups but my nipple never stays out. is there anything that actually works or do you think surgery is the way to go. after feeding 2babies from just one breast one nipple is permanently out and the other is not- its very unbalanced and getting me down.





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    My right nipple has been inverted for as long as I can remember, whilst my left nipple is perfectly normal. My nipple does 'come out' when erect though, and so I had them pierced two weeks ago. It's pushed the nipple more outwards and made it look more normal - although there is still a difference between the two. I don't think you'd know my nipple was inverted though now unless I told you, so I'd highly recommend trying this if you can stand the pain!





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    Hi, I am 48, I wouldn't call it a lump I have on my nipple but more an extra bit of skin that has grown on the side of my nipple. it has grown over 6 months approx. it looks the same colour as my nipple and seems to just part of my nipple now, it doesn't hurt.





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    Hi Mary My nipple became inverted when I became pregnant with my first child, however it was very slight about a quarter of the nipple inverted. When I had my son it always popped out but I found it painful so just fed him from my other chest. When I got pregnant 2 Nd time nipple got worse midwife told me about nipplette it was great I used it early on in pregnancy & my nipple would pull out & stay out for a good hour, my son preferred feeding from that nipple. Got pregnant 3rd time & nipple worse nipplette didn't work struggled to pull it out, in the end had to use fingers & shield to feed him, became so painful & ended up with thrush in the milk duct of that nipple. The nipple doesn't even come out at all now. I also went from a c cup to not even filling an a cup & doctor at hospital said nothing they can do:( x

    I have something that appears to be a third nipple but I'm not really sure.. It's right next to my "normal" nipple- by other means it looks like I have two nipples on my left boop.. At first I thought it was a zit or something (lol) and it was sort of soar, but now it looks like my natural nipple and it's really annoying. At this point I don't really care, because it's not like a go and flash my boops everywhere, but it's kinda embarrassing too.. Any ideas what it might be except for a third nipple? It's not that soar anymore....





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    I would definitely go and get it checked, it could be something more serious, they don't usually "appear", they are there from birth, growing with you, and as the site says they run down the body, so you are more likely to have one underneath your nipple than next to it. Please get it looked at ASAP!!

    hi my name is zoe and im 14, and i have one nipple which is normal, that is on my right breast, but on the nipple on my left breast, the nipple goes in slightly, as in right at the end of the nipple, and i was talking about it to my friends mum, who is training to be a nurse, and she said that that type of thing could be breast cancer, and i dont know what to do, HELP!!





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    I'm 21 and my 3rd nipple appeared when I was about 8/9. My mother took me to the doctor, who said she had never actually seen a third nipple before but that's what she thought it was. Since then I've had nothing to confirm it actually is a 3rd nipple. It's about the size of a mole, under my right breast. It looks like its slightly split in half and has a dark area around it like a nipple does. When I was younger it really upset me, but as I got older I just accepted it. Anyone who's seen my boobs hasn't noticed it unless I tell them. My Fiance doesn't care about it either as he has a split nipple, so we are weird together. If any young girls or boys out there are worried about their 3rd nipples, don't. Chandler from friends got rid of his "nubbin" and regretted it! I'm not convinced it would be worth it.





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    I have my third nipple at left breast place overy left nipple same size there is no any pain it seem growth normally. .but im bothering because maybe it will be a cause of undiagnosed disease like breast cancer ...this nipple become large same with my nipple started during when I'm 12 yrears old...





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    I have a thing under my right breast I dunno if it's a 3rd nipple it kinda looks like a itty bitty nipple or mile how do I tell if it is a 3rd nipple there is no point going to the doctor over it!





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    Im 15 nearly 16, my left nipple turns inwards. It has been like this since i started puberty at 13. I only comes out if i put pressure around the nipple. When my nipple is out, it looks soggy and sometimes there is a bit of discharge. I am really worried but i don't want to go to the doctors. Is it something serious.





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    I'm 14 and my left nipple is really weird; it's like the inside of the nipple is all broke and crumbly (ew I know, I'm sorry) it's different to my right nipple and I don't even know if it's 'inverted'. I went to the breast clinic when I was about 11 or 12 and they said that it's just still developing but I have to disagree as it's still the same now!





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    I also have this, it seems like my nipple has a cut in it

    I have a third nipple right bellow the left nipple, I love my third nipple, all my friends think it is freaking awesome, i wouldn't get it removed for the world!!! ITS SO SWEET!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!





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    i am 15 i have a mole on my nipple it seem strange and my mum doesn't no about it and i don't wanna tell her but what if its cancerous . also i looked at my nipple today and i noticed it has cracked it is sore and a bit swollen does any one have any reasons why my nipple is like that x





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    If your concered you should discuss this with your mum, i'm sure she could put your mind at ease. Sometimes your nipples can get like that if your wearing a bra to small for your size, they rub against and they chaff. I hope this helped.

    hey im 14 and i have had a Inverted Nipple for most of my life. i was just wondering if it will ever be normal and why do you get them? when you look at my nipple you can see white stuff where the nipple should be. could you tell me what i need to do please. thanks





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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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    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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    Hi, all my life I have had one nipple that has never been normal. It is hard to explain but the nipple shape is odd its not circular its almost like a worm shape and is lumpy, however it is not as raised as my other nipple. It does not cause me any pain or discomfort. It just looks very wrong and has caused me great insecurity with my breasts for a long time.I also am worried I will not be able to breast feed through that nipple in the future if I have children. I am wondering if there is any explanation as to why it is this way and if it can be corrected through cosmetic surgery? Thank you.





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    There are treatments for inverted nipples, and there are also 2 different types. I would suggest you visit your doctor about this. They can di surgery on the nipple to stop it being inverted. They can also suggest you use a nipple pump, which sucks the nipple out. I have 1 inverted nipple and have lived with it for 25 years now. If you feel you can't and want to get this sorted, speak to your gp. Or maybe your mum who can book you an appointment. Good luck!

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