polythelia

How not to break news...

Grumpy older male attending: “So, docitaliana, what is this spot here?” (Points to small freckle thing just under a very macho - man’s nipple.)

Nervous 1st year version of me: “It’s… um… polythelia” (Obviously uncomfortable having to say it in front of a patient who clearly thought it was just a mole or something)

Attending: “Yes” Moves on to rest of exam without another word.

Patient, “what’s that?!”

Attending: “it’s a third nipple.”

Patient:

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