You’ve got hair on your nips.
Really, it’s fine. “Hair around the nipples is generally linked to hormonal changes,” Kecia Gaither, M.D., an ob/gyn and women’s health expert based out of New York City, tells SELF. “Secondary to puberty, pregnancy, menstruation or menopause. Birth control pills may also stimulate hair growth there,” she says. So a few strands shouldn’t freak you out. In certain situations, though, a condition known as hirsuitism can occur where a wealth of hair grows because there’s excessive production of male hormones. “This can stem from medical diagnoses like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Cushing syndrome,” Gaither tells SELF. So while a few hairs isn’t anything to stress about, a whole lot of 'em should get you calling your doctor.