On the fifth episode of her new TLC series “Dr. Pimple Popper,” dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee treated a patient named Nicole with a growth in her armpit.
Nicole says the growth popped up when she started breastfeeding her daughter, and it’s persisted for 11 years.
One doctor told Nicole that it might be a collection breast milk that migrated when she was breastfeeding.
Lee dubbed the lump a “third boob,” removed part of it, then sent to the tissue to a lab for identification.
It turned out to be extra breast tissue.
INSIDER spoke with a lactation expert who said that it’s a real but rare occurrence.
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Dr. Sandra Lee’s new TLC series “Dr. Pimple Popper” is nearing the end of its first season, and so far, she’s tackled far more the standard lumps and bumps that made her famous on YouTube. Yes, she’s still popping plenty of explosive cysts and lipomas. But throughout the series, Lee has also encountered patients with unusual medical conditions that manifest in the skin, including one woman who has excess fat only on one side of her body, and another who’s covered in thousands of tiny tumors.
The fifth episode of the series, which aired Wednesday night, featured a patient named Nicole with yet another unusual condition: An 11-year-old armpit lump that Lee dubbed a “third boob.”
That’s not just a fun nickname, either. INSIDER spoke with a lactation expert who said some people really can grow extra breast tissue in their underarms. Here’s what to know about the rare phenomenon and Nicole’s story.
Nicole says her armpit growth has been around for 11 years
In an interview filmed at her home, Nicole explains that she’s had …read more
Source:: Business Insider