(Dermatology Online/Gizmodo.com) ~ In what could revolutionize foot fetishes, a 22-year-old woman has been discovered to have a third nipple growing on the bottom of her foot.
In what may sound like a story out of the ‘National Enquirer’, the unusual medical case was recently published in the scientific journal ‘Dermatology Online’. There are numerous cases of both men and women having third and even fourth vestigial nipples running along the milk lines that extend from the breasts to the genitals. The case of the unidentified woman, however, is completely unique according to the research paper.
The report reads; “A 22-year-old woman sought medical care for a lesion in the plantar region of her left foot, a well-formed nipple surrounded by areola and hair. Microscopic examination of the dermis showed hair follicles, eccrine glands and sebaceous glands. Fat tissue was noted at the base of the legion. Clinical and histopathologic findings were consistent with the diagnosis of supernumerary breast tissue on the foot.”
Third and fourth nipples are called supernumerary nipples, or in folklore also known as “witch’s nipples” as some people believed that witches used them to nurse infant demons. Other cultures around the world consider them a sign of virility in both sexes. Many historic and well-known people have them; Anne Boylen, wife of King Henry VIII and actor Mark Wahlberg are in the club, as well as Carrie Underwood, who admitted to having a third nipple in her ‘American Idol’ audition. and said it looked like a mole.
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