Polymastia; Polythelia; Accessory nipples
Supernumerary nipples is the presence of extra nipples.
Supernumerary 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.
Usually no treatment is needed. The extra nipples do NOT develop into breasts at puberty.
Talk to your health care provider if there are supernumerary nipples on an infant and there are other symptoms present.
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the patient's medical history. The number and location of extra nipples will be noted.
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