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Dr. Regina Hampton

Breast Surgery
Lanham, MD
25 years experience female

Locations

Office

Lanham, MD

Address

8116 Good Luck Rd, Suite 215, Lanham, MD
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Office

Lanham, MD

About

Bio

I am a board certified general surgeon with an expertise and focus on breast surgery. I own a dedicated breast surgery private practice. I treat women and men for benign and malignant breast problems. I perform oncoplastic techniques and nipple sparing mastectomy. My goals are to hide scars and maintain the form of the breast so it looks like surgery was never performed. I am the Medical Director of the Center for Comprehensive Breast Care at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, MD.

Specialties
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Breast Surgery

Surgery

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672 Answers
408 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Possible: Anything is possible. If it is a very tiny cancer or calcifications, it may not been seen on a MRI. For your age, breast cancer is rare. I recommen... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Breast tenderness will wax and wane throughout your pregnancy. This corresponds to hormonal changes (fibrocystic breast changes).
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Call doctor: This is better addressed by your medical oncologist and your pharmacist. It also depends on your other medications.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Various reasons: Nipple retraction should be evaluated in person by a breast specialist. This can be normal in some people. It can be caused by a mass or infection. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Gynecomastia : This is gynecomastia and usually related to hormone changes in someone your age. I highly recommend a check up by your pediatrician and possibly a bre... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: One side effect can be joint pain.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Breasts are lumpy: Our breasts are naturally "lumpy". It is important for you to examine yourself monthly to learn what is normal for you. If something feels different... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
See doctor: I recommend calling your doctor and asking more questions. You may need a ultrasound to look at these areas more closely. You may also consider takin... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Please clarify: What type of biopsy did you have done? What part of the body was the biopsy done?
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caus... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Biopsy?: Have you had a biopsy and been diagnosed with cancer? Cancerous lumps do not decrease, as my collegue replied in his answer. You could have a fluid ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
See your doctor: These symptoms do not point to one problem. It is best to make an appointment with your doctor for a full evaluation.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Various causes: Nipple discharge can be normal for some. In general, white, milky, yellow and green can be normal. Blood or a brownish color can suggest a more seri... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. There is usually not a mass but lumpy tissue. It can be aggravated ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Great option: This is a great option for women interested in having children. Your oncologist should send you to a infertility specialist who can work with your onc... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Varies: It is different for each person. The pain or discomfort can be described as burning, stabbing, sharp, dull, squeezing and shooting. Many people do not... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
See doctor: Please make an appointment with your physician for an evaluation. If you have not had a mammogram, please get one as well.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Cystic change: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caus... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: You need to be seen in the office by your surgeon asap. A seroma this large needs to managed because there could be infection. Leaving a seroma this ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Repeat in 6 months: I recommend following up with a breast specialist who can examine you and review the films. Birads-3 means there is a benign (noncancerous) finding t... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
See doctor: She should see her gynecologist for an evaluation. It probably not cancerous but there are many noncancerous lumps that occur in the breast.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Not clear: This is difficult to answer without examining you, seeing the pathology report and other studies. You question is a little confusing because you men... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Low key: If this is a fluid filled cyst, it can be drained in the office after injecting xylocaine (lidocaine) and then putting a needle in the cyst to draw ou... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge can be normal for some. In general, white, milky, yellow and green can be normal. Blood or a brownish color can suggest a more seri... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Minor discomfort: Mammograms are uncomfortable for all women for a few seconds. If you normally have painful breasts then an over the counter pain med (tylenol (acetam... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: You should seek out a high risk breast program and/or genetic counselor so that your risk can be accurately assessed. The reasons for this 17% need to... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Not clear: Can you repeat your question in a different way? It is unclear what you are asking. Have a great day.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Varies: This is a conversation you should have with your plastic surgeon who placed the implants. Every surgeon has their own set of post operative instructio... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Questions: Is your new dcis in the same breast as your surgery and radiation? If so, then you will need a mastectomy (check reconstruction options). I recommen... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Genetic mutation: This is a rare, but real occurance. Breast cancer can be treated successfully while pregnant and allow her to deliver a healthy baby. I recommend a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Get evaluated: It is important to get this area evaluated. You will need a mammogram and ultrasound. If a biopsy is required, make sure a core needle biopsy is per... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Why are you fearful?: I think you should speak with your dr. To see if you have a high risk for cancer (family history, genetics). As we all age, our risk for cancer incre... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Surgery under arm?: Did you have any surgery under the arm (lymph node biopsy or axillary dissection)? Did you get radiation to the underarm/axilla? These can contribut... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Drainage: In most cases a simple incision and drainage can be done in the office. A needle can be used as well. Once the infection resolves, surgery may not be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
?????: This is hard to say. It depends on what stage breast cancer you are dealing with. Breast cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. Before you dec... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Mass: Bloody nipple discharge requires physician evaluation. The most common cause is a papilloma, a polyp in the breast duct. They can be benign or malig... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Breast specialist: You should see your primary care or gynecologist who can refer you to a breast specialist. This is not a problem that can be managed in the emergency... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Breast surgery: This is the removal of all the breast tissue. This can be done in combination with reconstruction to create a new breast mound. A skin sparing remov... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Health dept: Cysts can change in number depending on menstrual cycle, stres & other hormone changes. See my other posts : fibrocystic breasts, breast pain. There ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormo... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
No: If the lymph nodes are normal sized and have been stable in size over a long period of time (>1year), then continue yearly mammograms. It is impor... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Hormones: Hormones in the birth control pills cause cystic changes (fluid filled areas) in the breast. This causes tenderness or soreness in the breast. This ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Breast tissue: This is the term used on mammogram reports to indicate that the breast tissue is thickened and makes it harder to see all the breast tissue. Young wo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Will stop: Once you stop breastfeeding, milk production will stop on its own. If you have mastitis, i recommend you pump to keep the ducts open and help clear th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Speak to your doctor: I recommend you call your doctor and get evaluated in person. Dizziness is a serious symptom that can be caused by a number of problems.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Discomfort in breast: Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or st... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
See your Dr: This lump could be a number of non cancerous lumps or could be cancerous. I recommend you contact your primary care or gynecologist and get examined.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Pain, fever: Mastitis, or breast infection, while breastfeeding is very common. Some symptoms: severe pain, redness, a lump, pus coming from the skin or nipple, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: This depends on the type of redness and irritation that you are having. Some general causes: breast infection/mastitis, detergents, soap, lotion. I... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Mar 5, 2013
excellent consultant. great informations/advices in regard to breast cancer surgery and everything around it.
Sep 12, 2013
Dr Hampton's responses to questions are helpful to the patients as well as her colleagues.
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Lipo 6 black are tablets for weight reduction. contains lot of caffiene . i can use or not. As caffiene is not good for breast fibroadenoma
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have tried but they won't return my calls. This has been a tough ordeal for me. I will be choosing a new doctor. Have to keep on waiting.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Takoma Park, MD - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Maryland - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Takoma Park, MD - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Breast Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Regina Hampton, MD, PC
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