Getting something off my chest
They are congenital, but they could have been hiding only to pop up to the surface later in life, like bubbles in a septic tank. Now he seemed to be warming to the topic. He said, "I once had a woman patient with four nipples."
So things were looking bleak. Then I told him where mine was -- just above my ordinary nipple. He laughed and said I could relax. Triple nipples are almost always below the real ones. I probably just had a boring old skin tag.
Most of me was relieved, but part of me was a little disappointed. There would have been at least one more column in reporting how I could use my trip nip to revolt women and scare little children.
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