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Posted on: Aug 31, 2007 08:02AM

jolilabrat wrote:

I am going today to get a double nipple or skin tag removed from my right breast. It is next to my regular nipple. It showed itself about 5 years ago, smaller than original nipple. Just 3 weeks ago it started to swell and get all infected looking. The surgeon said it looked like a pyogenic granuloma but I look at all sorts of pics of those and I don't see ANY resemblance. So I won't know much until after the results from pathology.

Anyone ever heard of anything like this? Nothing comes up on the web!! Log in to post a reply

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Aug 31, 2007 12:50PM leaf wrote:

I'm sorry you are going through this.
I looked up supernumerary nipples (which are actually common), and pyogenic granulomas. I had heard of multiple nipples in humans.

Supernumerary nipples: Even though you might think this was unusual, actually it is not. Often they occur along 'milk lines', where multiple nipples occur in lower mammals. I think often they do not look like an ordinary nipple.

They've even occurred on the foot http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez...Pubmed_RVDocSum

This article says they're fairly common http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez...Pubmed_RVDocSum

Again, they are not thought to be uncommon. Anne Boleyn is thought to have had a 3rd breast http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez...Pubmed_RVDocSum

It seems like pyogenic granulomas can occur in many different places in the body http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez...Pubmed_RVDocSum

Apparently they're common in children. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez..._RVAbstractPlus

Pubmed doesn't post pictures, so I can't post them. Sometimes wrongdiagnosis can give an idea... http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/

Obviously we aren't physicians and cannot diagnose you.

It is good you are getting this checked out by a specialist.
Classic LCIS.If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them- Isaac Asimov Dx 12/8/2005, LCIS, ER+/PR- Surgery 1/24/2006 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2006 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 3, 2007 02:18AM Sillymommax4 wrote:

This is so strange to me! My Daughter was born with a extra nipple further down her rib cage below her breast. she is now 13 and is in fine health but upon reading the articles you posted I found one that said renal problems often associated with double nipples, She has a deformed kidney! it works fine just has 2 tubes leaving her kidney where most people have only one. Thank you for that info as I have had many questions that docs here in South Dakota have been anable or unwilling to answer.

Silly
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Sep 3, 2007 04:27PM Motherbeartosix wrote:

Well, I don't have an extra nipple, but I do have double ureters on my right side. I've not had any problems with it. I think it's one of the more common birth defects.

DCIS, grade 2-3, SNB 3/3 neg, ER+, PR+, surgery 9/20/07
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Sep 3, 2007 05:24PM geebung wrote:

Hi joli, I have a 3rd, very small, nipple on my right side. With each pregnancy, it swelled up - as though it was trying to prepare for lactation! My middle son has one too and my nephew was born with 2! I think he had them removed as they were well developed and you could tell what they were.

Also, when I was pregnant with my first son, a skin tag grew on my areola. My obstetrician told me to tie a bit of cotton around it (!) which I did, and it dropped off and didn't grow back.

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Dx 2/26/2007, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+

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