Learn About Supernumerary Nipples

What is the definition of Supernumerary Nipples?

Supernumerary nipples are the presence of extra nipples.

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What are the alternative names for Supernumerary Nipples?

Polymastia; Polythelia; Accessory nipples

What is some background information about Supernumerary Nipples?

Extra nipples are fairly common. They are generally unrelated to other conditions or syndromes. The extra nipples usually occur in a line below the normal nipples. They are usually not recognized as extra nipples because they tend to be small and not well-formed.

What are the causes of Supernumerary Nipples?

Common causes of supernumerary nipples are:

  • Variation of normal development
  • Some rare genetic syndromes may be associated with supernumerary nipples
How do I perform a home exam for a Supernumerary Nipples?

Most people do not need treatment. The extra nipples do NOT develop into breasts at puberty. If you want them removed, the nipples can be removed by surgery.

When should I contact a medical professional for Supernumerary Nipples?

Talk to your health care provider if there are extra nipples on an infant. Tell the provider if there are other symptoms.

What should I expect during a doctor appointment?

The provider will do a physical exam. The provider may ask questions about the person's medical history. The number and location of extra nipples will be noted.

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University Hospital Of Messina

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Messina, IT 

Fausto Fama is in Messina, Italy. Fama is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Supernumerary Nipples. He is also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Supernumerary Nipples, Anal Fissure, Fibrocystic Breast Disease, and Kimura Disease.

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Gangnam Gu

Hakdong, KR 

Sung Lee is in Hakdong, Republic of Korea. Lee is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Supernumerary Nipples. They are also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Supernumerary Nipples, Breast Enlargement In Males, Hydrocele, and Hernia.

 
 
 
 
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Gangnam Gu

Department Of Surgery, Damsoyu Hospital 
Seoul, KR 

Geon Byun is in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Byun is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Supernumerary Nipples. He is also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Supernumerary Nipples, Breast Enlargement In Males, Hydrocele, and Cholecystitis.

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Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date : January 01, 2020
Published By : Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Antaya RJ, Schaffer JV. Developmental anomalies. In: Bolognia JL, Schaffer JV, Cerroni L, eds. Dermatology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 64.

Conner LN, Merritt DF. Breast concerns. In: Kliegman RM, St. Geme JW, Blum NJ, Shah SS, Tasker RC, Wilson KM, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 21st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 566.

Egro FM, Davidson EH, Namnoum JD, Shestak KC. Congenital breast deformities. In: Nahabedian MY, Neligan PC, eds. Plastic Surgery: Volume 5: Breast. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 28.